The name "Lindesnes" comes from old norwegian and means "Where the country sinks in the sea". The sea around Norways south cape is also known as "Lidelsens Nes". This is where two seas meet and wind and weather decides your faith.
Since the medieval times the sea between North Sea and the Baltic Sea Region has been one of the most meaningful shipping routes in Northern Europe. Together with Skagsens Odde at the north point of Denmark, Lindesnes was the most important landmark for navigation out through Skagerak