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Rune Alphabet

Viking Symbols | ... of the germanic peoples norse speaking scandinavian the vikings

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Rune alphabet and symbol meanings- if only I found this when I was making my banishment bag for Yule. lol

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The Pictish 'J' here is most recognizable as an English J. This could be used in the 'J' of journey. It is also quite playful and child-like.

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Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main types of Runes; Germanic, Scandinavian/Norse, and Anglo-Saxon and they each have any number of variations, depending on the region from which they originate

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Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.

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from The Last Viking Returns

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Free printable how-to-read-runes guide, and two rune message decoding worksheets. Also lots of coloring pagesto accompany "The Last Viking" by Norman Jorgensen.

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The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.

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Appreciatively sourced from Cunningham’s Book of Shadows.

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