Öndvegissúlur were a pair of wooden poles that sat on each side of a Viking’s high-seat. This spot was the place where the head of the household would sit and therefore an important element. They were believed to have been ornately decorated and the larger the pillars, the higher the status of the homeowner. In the Eyrbyggja Saga, the high-seat pillars in the story were carved in the image of Thor. A man by the name of Þórólfur Mostrarskegg, also known as Thorolf Most-Beard, used his pillars to construct a temple in his new home of Iceland. Within these pillars, he used reginnalar or “god-nails” or “power-nails.” With names like these, it is clear to see how important the pillars were.