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Rrhain

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May I offer you some Jesus? 24 6, 7:33am

If you look at the churches in Norway at the time of the Christian invasion, you'll notice that there are dragon heads at the tops of the spires (stave churches). The locals weren't quite sure about this new-fangled religion and in case it didn't work out, they could just go back to the old religion and not have to make any changes to the iconography on the building.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Borgund_Stave_Church_in_L%C3%A6rdalen%2C_2013_June.jpg/800px-Borgund_Stave_Church_in_L%C3%A6rdalen%2C_2013_June.jpg