Longship prows. Imagine Berserkers arriving in these and raiding your town in the year 900 AD? No wonder they were one of the greatest fighting forces in history! (I have to add: I didn't think the ships were this 'decorative'. Just sayin'. Kat.
The extraordinary Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands during this era created a cultural network with contacts from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean.
"In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf. In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir is the father of the wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson, is a son of Loki. Due to the gods' knowledge of prophecies foretelling great trouble from Fenrir(foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök, and as a result Fenrir bit off the right hand of the god Týr) and his rapid growth, the gods bound him. He killed by Odin's son Víðarr."