RUNES, ALPHABET OF MYSTERY

 

Runes & Divination

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Introduction to Runes - What the runes are.

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Origins of the Runes - Where the runes came from.

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Meanings of the Rune Symbols - The Elder Futhark explained.

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Write in Runes - A javascript will transliterate names or words into rune symbols.

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The Blank Rune Controversy - Is there a "blank rune"?

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Pronunciation of Rune Names

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Runecasting - Runic divination using basic layouts.

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Runecasting Layouts - Some complex layouts for runic divination.

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Runecasting Aspects - When should a rune be read as "reversed" or "merkstave"?

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Make a Rune Set - A rune set you make yourself is the most accurate for divination.

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Tarot Correspondences - There is a theory that the runes were the original basis for tarot.

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A Runecaster's Lament - About a common problem...

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Runic Tattoos - Read before you do it!

 

 

MYTHOLOGY, POETRY, SAGA

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The Rune Poems - Memory aids to the runes from different ancient cultures.

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New Rune Poems - These are more relevant to the new millennium.

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Norse Mythology - The runes are inextricably bound to Norse mythology. A rune user needs a working knowledge of the Norse/Teutonic pantheon and mythology.

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Norse Gods, Goddesses, Giants, Dwarves & Wights. - The Aesir and Vanir and their kin, allies and enemies. Kennings and definitions, also.

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Àsatrù - The religion honoring the ancient Norse Gods lives today.

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The Poetic Edda  - Poems and stories of the gods & goddesses.

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The Prose Edda - More mythology, written in the 13th century, by Snorri Sturluson.

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The Havamàl - "The Words of the Most High" - Odin's advice to men.

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Heimskringla - The history of the Norwegian kings, mythological and real, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century.

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The Sagas and Other Literature - Stories of the colonies of Iceland, Greenland and the voyages to the New World

 

 

RUNES & MAGIC

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An Awareness of Magic - Do you believe in magic?

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Runic Magick - an interview with D. Jason Cooper.

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The Aettir -by D. Jason Cooper. The 24 runes are divided into three sets. This article suggests why, and how to make use of the resulting relationships of the runes in magic.

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Odin's Rune Magic - Odin gained the runes through great personal sacrifice. He was the ultimate runemaster. He taught rune magic to Freya and learned Seidr from her.

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Rune Charms - Runic magic you can use.

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Rune Charms for Warriors and for Peace

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Galdr - Oral Rune Magic

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Seidr and Shamanism - Norse feminist tradition of trance-travel, sex-magic, and shamanism.

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Nidstang - A Runic Curse against those who would pervert the northern tradition and runes. Another nid curse is raised against those responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the USA.

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Stadhagaldr - Runic Yoga

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Stáv - Runic Martial Arts

 

 

RUNESTONES & THEIR MAKERS

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Rune Stones - The real things: marker stones, not little ceramic cookies.

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Sleipnir Rune Stone - Odin's magical horse, one of the most well known runic picture stones.

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North American Rune Stones - Are they real or frauds? Did the Vikings really get to what is now Minnesota and Oklahoma?

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Halristinger - Stone carvings and cave drawings in Scandinavia, from the Iron & Bronze Ages.

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Vikings! - Dozens of links to websites on Vikings.

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT RUNES

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Recommended Reading List - Books for beginners and sources for finding them.

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Runes, Runelore and Magic Bibliography

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Norse/Teutonic Mythology & Religion Bibliography

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Norse/Teutonic History, Culture, Linguistics Bibliography

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Sagas & Other Norse/Teutonic Literature Bibliography

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Reference Center - More educational sites on runes and the medieval world.

 

 

Rune Hot Links

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Sunny's Favorite Runic Websites - Here are the BEST rune sites on the WWW.

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Rune Websites from Around the World - Everyone is working with runes!

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Links to Commercial Rune Sites - Here you can find edible "rune cookies", fascinating information, and sources for runes and rune charms.

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Rune Fonts and Runecasting Programs - Some can be found online and some can be ordered. Both free and commercial products are included.

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Web Rings, Affiliations & Awards

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See the review of Runes, Alphabet of Mystery in the March 2000 issue of "The Monthly Aspectarian". Mary Montgomery-Clifford reviews it in her column, "Cyber Weave-Spirituality and the Internet".

LET'S TALK ABOUT RUNES

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