|This drawing is slowly melting my eyeballs!|
Saturday, May 03, 2014
I've just hit an impasse!
I'm currently drawing the Snake card, but I always do the research and preparation for the subsequent card... In this case, the Coffin. Well... Here's the hitch... Vikings didn't use any coffins in their burials; thralls were dumped in a hole in the ground, whereas carls, jarls and earls were either buried in a boat or it was set alight and pushed out to sea. I don't really want to use a boat (again) to represent the coffin... It will get too confusing. I thought about using a memorial runestone like the Stenkvista or a hogback tombstone like the one at Dalserf in Scotland. I'd really appreciate any feedback. ;) I'm going to hit a similar snag when I get to the Book and Letter cards... Vikings weren't know for literature. Even though they did have the runes, these were used for magical purposes and to indicate ownership. Their history was passed on orally.