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One of a pair of Faroese stamps released in 1989 and designed by Bárður Jákupsson, featuring a Viking Age toy horse found in at the Viking farm at Kvívík, Leirvík and now on display at The National Museum of the…

One of four early Viking-Age picture stones from Stora Hammars in Gotland, featuring scenes of battle, and imagery interpreted as having a mythical or religious referent. Dated to c. 550 - 799AD.For a series of high res images, see…

An animal figurine found in Lolland, originally from a wind-vane (or prow ornament) on a ship. Dating to c. 1000 AD. For a higher-resolution image see

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Foot bones from a horse found in a pit in a heathen grave in Ribe. Probably a pagan offering. Details about the exhibition can be found at

Sleipners vei (Sleipnir's Way) is named for Odin's eight-legged horse who is able to slide between worlds.

A replica of Rune stone Gs 19 which was destroyed in a fire in the adjacentOkelbo Kyrka,Gästriklands, Sweden. It isone of the so-called Sigurd Stones, which depict scenes from the legend of the Völsungs. It also includes a unique depiction…

A poster produced by Anne-Kathrin Schoerner for the Conference 'Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Englagement' at University College Cork, 25-26 November 2016 (Organised by the World-Tree Project). The horse design is based on a drawing…

A drawing of a horse on slate, with dense etching (partially reconstructed). From the Norse site at Jarlshof, Shetland. This is a replica: the original is in the National Museum of Scotland.

This company offers horse riding tours in the Reykjavik area, and draws on the Viking origin of Iceland's distinctive breed of horses in their branding and logo, which features Sleipnir (Odin's eight-legged horse).

A news story that discusses how the genetic mutation that permits a horse to 'pace' first arose in early medieval England and was spread to Iceland and other places by the Vikings.

Horse-fights are depicted in the Icelandic sagas as a form of entertainment. This article examines how horse-fights were conducted and what their cultural significance was.

In "Średniowiecze Polski i Powszechne" 5 (9), Katowice 2014, pp. 17-32

A camembert cheese from Roger Lanquetot et Fils in Vern-sur-Seiche, Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany, which uses imagery based on the Bayeux Tapestry including a Norman ship in the branding of its Viking cheese.

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A short essay on the history of the Icelandic horse from the Viking Age onwards

A Viking-Age stirrup in The Yorkshire Museum, York

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A textile placemat in a series by Leif Thesen (Oslo), depicting a motif of the month of April based on the eleventh-century tapestry found in Baldishol church in Hedmark, Norway.
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