The Loki Stone – Kirkby Stephen Parish Church

Loki

This beautiful stone is thought to date from the Tenth century, it was found in 1847 during a restoration of the chancel.  The local tradition is that the stone depicts the Norse god Loki. The Norse sagas tell of Loki being bound with the entrails of his son and tormented by a serpent which dripped venom onto his face.

Hound Man

This wonderful carving is probably Norman in origin. It is depicts two hounds and a human figure. No-one really knows what it is supposed to symbolise.

Hound Man i

Knotwork

A Tenth Century cross shaft

animals

A Tenth to Eleventh century shaft fragment depicting three crudely drawn animals.

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