And also, here is a little Viking person I've just stumbled upon; the Harby Valkyrie, thought to date to around 800AD. I love her hairstyle and Big Sword and patterned dress. (I'm not sure why valkyrie rather than shieldmaiden? Maybe it's the hair.). I may see if I can carve a version of her.
Lots more really good photos of her here : http://www.finefynskefund.dk/valkyrien/