Right next to the church in Altuna is one of Sweden's most interesting rune stones. The stone is erected in memory of a father and brother who were burned in, but it is the exciting carvings that make the stone so special.
On the stone you see an illustration for the Viking Age story where the Norse god Thor fishes for Jörmungandr, the Midgard serpent. While Thor pulls in the snake he puts hist foot through the bottom of the boat. It was a story that was widely known in the Nordic world. Two hundred years later the legend was recorded by the Icelander Snorre in the Poetic Edda. Talk about a strong oral tradition!
Above Thor there is a horse rider. Maybe it's the god Oden on Sleipner. The rider is the model for Fjärdhundraland's logo.