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Runestone by tidseline, via Flickr

Runestone by tidseline, via Flickr

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the 4th century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark...

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark.

Viking runestone. The runes say: "Folkvid raised all these stones for his son Heden, Anunds brother. Knob cut the runes."

The runes say: "Folkvid raised all these stones for his son Heden, Anunds brother. Knob cut the runes.

A runestone, which is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock. The tradition began in the 4th century and it lasted into the 12th century, but most of the runestones date from the late Viking Age.

A runestone, which is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock. The tradition began in the 4th century and it lasted into the 12th century, but most of the runestones date from the late Viking Age.

The Sparlösa Runestone, Västergötland, Sweden     This stone was found after a fire in a church in 1684, and promptly split in half for use in repairs to the church – people did not always realise the significance of these runestones. The two halves were removed and reunited in 1937. Much like the Rök runestone, the Sparlösa stone features both the younger and older Futhark runic alphabet. It also depicts images of a ship, various animals and birds, and two men.

A runestone is, as you may expect, a stone or boulder with a runic inscription. Most runestones were created between the and Century by Vikings.

The Ledberg Runestone...THE ORIGINS OF RUNES

Wolf on Runestone Century CE. In the shamanic tradition it was common belief that to optain an animals power one had to be devoured by it, and since be thrown up again, with new powers and wisdom, a symbolic death

How to Read Runes by Witchy-Words

How to Read Runes by Witchy-Words. Nowadays people use Futhark runes to tell fortunes, similar to tarot card spreads.

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