The Stunning Viking Runestones Of Scandinavia; David Nikel; Forbes — All About World Heritage Sites

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While there’s no doubting the fascinating burial ship discoveries being made, some truly remarkable Viking artifacts exist in plain sight throughout Scandinavia: runestones. Source: The Stunning Viking Runestones Of Scandinavia

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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES (1) — WE THE ECOUMENISTS exontes zilon FOR AN OECOUMENIC POLIS

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A reader directed me to a wonderful website called „Omniglot, a guide to writing systems“, which illustrates examples of various alphabets of the world. By examining some of these we can begin to see the influences which may have led to development of the Germanic/Norse rune alphabets. It is commonly thought that the Etruscan and […]

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Jeran — Cradle of Civilization

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Ansuz is the conventional name given to the a-rune of the Elder Futhark, ᚨ. The name is based on Proto-Germanic *ansuz, denoting a deity belonging to the principal pantheon in Germanic paganism. The shape of the rune is likely from Neo-Etruscan a, like Latin A ultimately from Phoenician aleph. In the Norwegian rune poem, óss […]

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