Tuesday, May 06, 2014
There you have it, folks... I opted to go with a hogback tombstone as the design for the Coffin card. I think it suits it better than the runestone as it almost looks like a coffin itself. You wouldn't believe how much research I did online to figure out a solution for this one! I think I can now officially write a book on pagan funeral rites of Vikings and Norsemen! LOL! The hogback stone was commonly used in Scotland and Northern England when the Vikings first started to migrate there. When a Viking of high status died abroad, a tombstone was placed at their burial site to commemorate their passing. The shape of the stone is reminiscent of the Viking Longhouses and/or inverted boat.