Reminds me of the cruciform gods thread
. Noteworthy, of course, is the inclination towards making Christ into a typical nature god as flourished throughout Europe, such as Esus the Woodcarver or the Green Man.
The depictions are also reminiscent of Odin hanging on the Yggdrasil tree, obviously.
At his feet are the three "Norns," like the three Marys of Christianity.
It is likely the artists or their commissioners were aware that Christ is depicted in Acts (5:30, 10:39, 13:29) as having been hung "on a tree."
In the following image, Christ is placed within a mandorla or vesica piscis
, which in reality represents the yoni or female genitalia:
Why suffer from Egyptoparallelophobia, when you can read Christ in Egypt
? Try it - you'll like it: