My latest project is the reconstruction of a Vendel bridle from grave # 3, boat burial of a male, Sweden circa 700s. Three horses were also found with the burial. The original bridle mounts were enameled metal. I attempted to cut and gild and tool leather to simulate the bridle mounts.
|What is believed to be Hyrrokking on|
the runestone from Hunnestad Monument
in Sweden. Uploaded to Wikipedia
The immensely strong giantess Hyrrokkin was summoned from Jotunhein to help. She arrived riding a gigantic wolf controlled by reins made of serpents. ("Troll-woman's horse" is a kenning or poetic reference frequently used by the Norse to mean "wolf.") She pushed the ship into the sea causing the earth to quake. Thor wanted to kill Hyrrokkin but the other gods otherwise persuade him.
You can read the full myth on Nancy's blog God of Wednesday.