reply to post by CirqueDeTruth
Yep, thats it.
there is another one out there like that, and damaged in nearly the same spot but depicts a slightly different scene. This one has Ship Port Scene in
a Celtic style Box, below the Odin Horse Box. The one in your pic has another scene below it too I think.
Probably that Priest or Monk that went around cutting down Thor's tree and damaged a bunch of Rune Stones.
Here is the other one:
If I known they were both on wiki, I would have just linked them. I didn't want to send anyone of into the internet wilderness with unfamiliar sites
Odins horse is very strange and I'm getting a machine feel from it.
Doesn't it kinda remind you of a Harley? The way the front legs shoot out in front, and the twisted legs maybe being an Engine system. But, if it was
depicting a Harley like vehicle, they knew what wheels are,
so there would be wheels on the end of those legs.
At burning Man festivals people have made walking vehicles that actually work using legs, but they need to be on really flat surfaces. They look like
spider walkers with 4 or 6 legs. 8 legs has me thinking spider. But the artist of the time, and the people got more of a horse feel from it.
A lot of interesting depictions in those runestones, thats a thread itself. Might be one already floating around here.
A lot of carvings and sculptures are their form of Photography, recording an event for other people and generations can learn from. Anything that was
carved in stone, was most likely to survive!
Odin\Thor battling a Serpent... You can go anywhere in the World, and you will find conflict between A serpent\Dragon god vs Humanoid God &
Another interesting thing is the 9 Worlds of life or species. In the legend it describes a Homeworld for the Elves and a homeworld for the Dwarves.
Like each top humanoid race, needs and has its own planet to call home. And, they all want a piece of our world, and we either have to work it out or
fight em back!
Giants world be from larger denser planets than Earth, the Smaller guys, from smaller, pourous or less dense heavenly bodies
I wonder what or where is the homeworld of the Dragons/Serpents!
Think a thread around here about that. If not, should be one!
Its all connected, the stories, the legends, the myths...
Very cool thread, thanx for bringing this up, I've been looking at fairies, gnomes, the big picture a bit differently lately and had no where to
express it without making a forum thread somewhere.