Kristin is a real life modern shield maiden with scars from sword blows on her body to prove it. She is a part of a Viking re-enactment group in East Norway and travels around Europe fighting at shows and markets. The group she is a part of has an Urnes Style wyrm/dragon as its symbol and as she is most fond of fighting with spear, it was Kristin’s idea to combine the two to come up with this design. It is not uncommon to find dragons and wolves bearing weapons and arms on the rune stones in Scandinavia. This is down to the old Norse way of thinking that one would shapeshift into these apex creatures to battle/hunt their prey.
This was handpoked on a trip to Llandudno, my home town in North Wales.