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.
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon