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Runes

            

      
 
 
 


An ancient Norse and Germanic alphabet the symbols of which were ascribed magical properties and used mainly for charms and inscriptions, on stone, wood, metal, or bone.


Perhaps derived ultimately from the Etruscan alphabet, the runic alphabet was spread throughout Europe, Russia and Britain by Viking invaders, and Rune usage was at its height during the Dark Ages.


There were several different systems of runes. In Britain the earliest alphabet had 24 letters divided into three groups of eight. The groups were named after Norse deities: Freya, Hagal, and Tiu. The use of runes had died out by the fifteenth century as the Roman Catholic Church eclipsed paganism.

   
            

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In the late nineteenth century German occultists revived interest in runes, which became associated with Teutonic racial superiority. The Nazi swastika is the runic symbol for Thor's hammer, also symbol of the Earth Mother, and the runic S symbol was used by the SS, the Nazi secret police.

   
           

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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult
, Caxton Publishing; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (3) Dunwich, Gerina, A Wiccan's Guide to Prophecy and Divination, Carol Publishing Group.
 

 
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Suggested Software:
 
Courses on New Age and Alternative Beliefs:
 
 
 

 
-- Age of Mythology Gold Edition.

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Battle for Troy CD-ROM.

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Breaking the Rosetta Stone Code CD-ROM.

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Greek Mythology CD-ROM.

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The Myth and Legend of Osiris CD-ROM.

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Suggested Videos:
 
 

 
-- Ancient Mysteries: Vikings in North America DVD.

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Campaigns in History: Viking Wars DVD.

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Earth Under Fire: Understanding Mythology as the Science of the Past DVD.

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Erik The Viking 2 DVD Special Edition.

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Iceland's Viking Horses DVD.

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In Search of History - Viking Explorers DVD.

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NOVA: The Viking Deception DVD.

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NOVA - The Vikings DVD.

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Pathfinder DVD.

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The Last Viking DVD.

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The Long Ships DVD.

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The Story of Civilization - The Viking Age DVD.

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The Viking Sagas DVD.

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Viking Sword - How to Use the Viking Sword in Real Combat DVD.

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Vikings: Journey to New Worlds DVD.

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The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent DVD.

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-- Ancient Civilizations (World History Part 1).

-- Creating the Life You Want with Self Hypnosis.

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Greek Mythology.

-- New Age Movement: Historical Perspective.


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Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition.

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The Runes.

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Understanding Parapsychology and the Paranormal.

-- Click HERE for more new age and alternative beliefs courses.



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Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland
Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland
Mark Hannaford
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  Runes Written on a Stone
Runes Written on a Stone
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Rune Stone Outside Gripsholm Castle
Rune Stone Outside Gripsholm Castle
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  The Rune Alphabet of the Gothici, Sweden
The Rune Alphabet of the Gothici, Sweden
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Norse Sea-King During the Viking Era
Norse Sea-King During the Viking Era
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  Scholars with Old Scandinavian Rune-Staves
Scholars with Old Scandinavian Rune-Staves
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Suggested Books:

            
     
-- A History of the Vikings.

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A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick.

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Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths.

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Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths.

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Cultural Atlas of the Viking World.

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths.

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Favorite Norse Myths.

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Fun With Nordic Myths.

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Futhark, a Handbook of Rune Magic.

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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe.

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Manual of Scandinavian Mythology.

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Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions.

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Myths of the Norseman.

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Nordic Gods and Heroes.

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Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs.

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Norse Mythology: Legends of Gods and Heroes (Scandinavian Classics, No. 27).

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Norse Mythology: The Myths and Legends of the Nordic Gods (The Mythology Library).

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Norse Mythology; The Stormy Myths of the Nordic Gods.

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Norse Myths.

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Odin's Family: Myths of the Vikings.

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Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology.

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Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic Series, Vol 15).

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Scandinavian Legends and Folk-Tales (Oxford Myths and Legends).

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Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth.

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Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic.

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Tales of the Norse Gods.

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The Book of Runes, 25th Anniversary Edition.

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The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle - The Viking Runes/Book and Rune Stones/10th Anniversary Edition.

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The Masks Of Odin: Wisdom Of The Ancient Norse.

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The Mystery of Runes.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings.

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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths.

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The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology.

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The Rites of Odin (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series).

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The Saga of Erik the Viking.

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The Theft of Thor's Hammer (Myths and Legends).

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The Viking Gods: Pagan Myths of Nordic Peoples.

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Usborne Illustrated Guide to Norse Myths and Legends.

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Further info:

-- Mystery and Magic of Runes.
-- Runes - The Viking Oracle.
-- Runic Journey.
-- Runic Symbols.
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