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Malew is one of four crosses in the Isle of Man that show scenes from the story of Sigurd, as told in the Völsunga Saga. The other three crosses are at Andreas, Jurby and Maughold.

The Malew cross shows similar scenes to Andreas 121, but the cross at Malew is so badly worn that it is only possible to make out a few details with any clarity.
The lower panel on the right hand side shows Sigurd slaying the dragon with the sword Gram.

To the left of the top of the cross shaft we see a horse, which is presumably meant to represent Sigurd’s horse, Grani.

The Malew Cross 120

The Malew Cross 120
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Sigurd: Malew (a) Ripon (b)