"On the first side, there is a very apparent tree motif, this could easily be interpreted as the Christian Tree of Life or the pagan tree Yggdrasil its branches spreading out over the whole axe face, reaching towards the eye of the head. On the second side of the axe is a bird style image – perhaps the great rooster Gullinkambi or possibly the Christian Phoenix. In Norse mythology, Gullinkambi sits on top of the tree Yggdrasil. Its caw will wake the Viking warriors every morning at the beginning of Ragnarok."
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