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Old 04-13-2005, 10:41 AM
Draken Draken is offline
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Nice, true, you finally managed to hack your avatar into your profile?;-)

To answer your question, my avatar is a wooden carving on a church door in Norway from the Viking Age, i.e. AD 800-1100. It depicts the Norse mythical serpent Fafner.

There existed fantastic art before Christianity "civilized" the Vikings. Many have a totally stereotyped view of Vikings as savage barbarians with no law&order, art, music, religion - in short no authentic, advanced civilization.
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