Younger Futhark

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Younger Futhark runes The version of runes that were actually in use during the Viking Era.

The Younger Futhark runic alphabet of 16 runes was accepted by the century in the whole of Scandinavia. This set of runes that may be called Viking runes.

Writing Old Norse in Runes (hint - getting it right is not nearly as easy as it looks!)

Writing in runes isn't a simple one-to-one conversion of one letter to one rune. In this video, an Old Norse expert shows how Old Norse was written using the.

Svend Tveskæg. Indskriften lyder: Kong Svend satte stenen efter sin hirdmand Skarde som var draget vestpå men nu fandt døden ved Hedeby

Svend Tveskæg. Indskriften lyder: Kong Svend satte stenen efter sin hirdmand Skarde som var draget vestpå men nu fandt døden ved Hedeby

Younger Futhark

Details of Runic alphabets, including Elder Futhark, Gothic Runes, Anglo-Saxon Futhorc and Younger Futhark

ᚼ hagall – Hagall means hail.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Hail is cold grain and shower of sleet and sickness of serpents.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Hail is the coldest of grain; Christ created the world of old.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant [...]

ᚼ hagall – Hagall means hail. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Hail is cold grain and shower of sleet and sickness of serpents. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Hail is the coldest of grain; Christ created the world of old. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant [...]

ᚭ Áss – Áss or óss means either a member of the family of the æsir (i.e. the Norse gods) or a river mouth.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Áss is aged Gautr* and prince of Ásgarðr and lord of Vallhalla. *Gautr is another name for Oðinn     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   [...]

ᚭ Áss – Áss or óss means either a member of the family of the æsir (i.e. the Norse gods) or a river mouth. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Áss is aged Gautr* and prince of Ásgarðr and lord of Vallhalla. *Gautr is another name for Oðinn Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: [...]

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It is often believed that there is nothing more easy and natural than writing in Old Norse with runes.

ᚾ nauðr – Nauðr means need.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Need is grief of the bond-maid and state of oppression and toilsome work.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Need gives scant choice; the naked is chilled by the frost.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant [...]

ᚾ nauðr – Nauðr means need. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Need is grief of the bond-maid and state of oppression and toilsome work. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Need gives scant choice; the naked is chilled by the frost. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant [...]

ᚴ kaun – Kaun means sore or ulcer.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Sore is a curse to children and painful spot and abode of mortification.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Sore is fatal to children; death makes a corpse pale.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant TW: [...]

ᚴ kaun – Kaun means sore or ulcer. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Sore is a curse to children and painful spot and abode of mortification. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Sore is fatal to children; death makes a corpse pale. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless VA: Variant TW: [...]

ᚱ reið – Reið means to ride or a ride.

ᚱ reið – Reið means to ride or a ride.

ᚦ Þurs – A thurs is also known as a jötunn or troll. But more commonly known as a giant in modern popular culture, though the term can be misleading as a thurs isn’t necessarily larger than humans or æsir.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Thurs is the cause of anguish to women and [...]

ᚦ Þurs – A thurs is also known as a jötunn or troll. But more commonly known as a giant in modern popular culture, though the term can be misleading as a thurs isn’t necessarily larger than humans or æsir. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Thurs is the cause of anguish to women and [...]

ᛒ bjarkan – Bjarkan means birch tree.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Birch is leafy twig and little tree and fresh young shrub.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Birch is the shrub with the greenest leaves; Loki was fortunate in his deceit.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless [...]

ᛒ bjarkan – Bjarkan means birch tree. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Birch is leafy twig and little tree and fresh young shrub. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Birch is the shrub with the greenest leaves; Loki was fortunate in his deceit. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless [...]

ᛁ íss – Íss means ice.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Ice is the bark of rivers and roof of the wave and destruction of the doomed.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Ice we call the broad bridge; the blind man must be led.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig [...]

ᛁ íss – Íss means ice. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Ice is the bark of rivers and roof of the wave and destruction of the doomed. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Ice we call the broad bridge; the blind man must be led. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig [...]

ᛏ Týr – Týr is the name of the áss who lost his arm to the wolf Fenrir. But the name can also be used as a poetic word for any god.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Týr is a one-handed áss and leavings of the wolf and prince of temples.     Stanza [...]

ᛏ Týr – Týr is the name of the áss who lost his arm to the wolf Fenrir. But the name can also be used as a poetic word for any god. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Týr is a one-handed áss and leavings of the wolf and prince of temples. Stanza [...]

ᛋ sól – Sól means sun.     Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:   Sun is shield of the clouds and shining ray and destroyer of ice.     Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:   Sun is the light of the world; I bow to the divine decree.     LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless [...]

ᛋ sól – Sól means sun. Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem: Sun is shield of the clouds and shining ray and destroyer of ice. Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem: Sun is the light of the world; I bow to the divine decree. LO: Long-branch SH: Short-twig ST: Staveless [...]

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