Harold’s army makes their way from York along the old roman road which may have been part of Wade's Causeway. They now reach the crest of the hill leading down from Gate Helmsley to Stamford Bridge. As described in the Heimskringla,“Now as they came near the castle a great army seemed coming against them, and they saw a cloud of dust as from horses' feet, and under it shining shields and bright armour, and the nearer this force came the greater it appeared, and their shining arms were to the sight like a field of broken ice.” In the top border we see two wolves, Geri and Freki followed by Búri, first god in Norse mythology and grandfather of Odin. He was formed by the cow Auðumbla licking the ice of Ginnungagap.