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Sheela na gig is interesting. I've heard about it from friends who has visited Ireland, but I don't think I've seen pictures of it before. Not discreet, is it?

We don't have that up here, leading me to lean towards the Celtic hypothesis. Christianity was good at repurposing local religious traditions. Like eggs and bunnies for Easter.

Among the oldest Scandinavian churches, you can find imagery that goes back to Viking traditions and religion.

Here is a Borgunds stavkyrka, notice the mix of crosses and dragons:

Most runestones are also from the Christian era, but are often misinterpreted as being pre-Christian because of the use of runes and imagery leading the thoughts to  the pre-Christian era.

Here is Jesus:

by fjallstrom on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:47:05 AM EST

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