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Dagaz
Dagaz, depending on one’s perspective, is either the last or next to last rune in the Elder Futhark. Ancient inscriptions vary in whether Dagaz or Othala comes last. Modern runesters pretty much agree that either order works. Other than the twenty-third and...
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Fehu
Fehu is the first rune of the 24-rune Elder Futhark, and the first rune of the first aett. Fehu is the reconstructed Old Germanic name of this rune, which as its initial sound suggests, has the phonetic value of "F." It is known as Fe in Old Norse,...
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Hagalaz
I can't believe I'm now starting on the Second Aett of the Elder Futhark. Time is indeed flying by! Looks like this is a highly auspicious, or at least a very fitting time for me to write this article! While Hagalaz literally means "hail" as in ice...
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Tiwaz
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
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Jera
Welcome again to my "Rune-of-the-Month" Club! At the rate I've been going, it's been more like the "Rune-of-the-Year" Club, but I'll try to speed up the pace. This article puts the series over the halfway mark. This is the twelfth of the...
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Eihwaz
It's been less than two weeks since I wrote the article for Jera; so it looks like I'm back on track. This Rune is both fascinating and multifaceted! Both the Sheils and Edred Thorsson identify Eihwaz with Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree or Cosmic Axis. The...
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Perthro
Welcome to the Perthro column of Rune-of-the-Month Club. Perthro is the Rune for the sound represented by the Roman letter “P.” This is the sixth Rune of the second Aett, hence the fourteenth Rune, so we are moving right along! Perthro is the reconstructed...
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El alfabeto rúnico o Futhark
Recién en el Siglo II a de C., cuando Cimbros y Teutones entran en contacto con los alfabetos etrusco y latino, se estructura un alfabeto como tal, conocido como Futhark Antiguo llamado así en razón de las primeras seis letras que lo componen.
Skuggsja - 'Skuggsja' (album stream) (premiere) and Interview
On that specific song I am using one of my favorite pedals; the TC Electronic “Alter Ego”, which sounds amazing with my Gibson 7-string Explorer (which is what I am using on the album together with my customized Futhark-guitar). Olav L.
Von Runen bis zum chinesischen Scherenschnitt
Raiders of the lost futhark: Spirit of adventure built into Viking DNA
Between 500 A.D, and the start of the Viking Age proper in 800 A.D.
Det forkerte
Det er runer fra den ældre futhark, siger Lisbeth Imer, ekspert i runer på Nationalmuseet. Hun forklarer, at den ældre futhark er jernalderens runer, og dermed en tidsperiode for tidlig.

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