KIRKBY STEPHEN 12A - The Loki Stone
The Loki Stone, St. Stephen's Church, Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Vallery, Cumbria.
One of only two such stones in Europe, this 8th century, metre high stone is believed to originally have been a cross base.
Loki Laufeyjarson was a Norse god, and an important figure in Viking mythology. He was a trickster and mischief maker who could change shape and become another creature. One day one of his tricks went wrong and he accidentally killed the son of the god Odin. Loki was then bound in chains and imprisoned, as depicted on this very rare stone.
June 26, 2018
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