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  North American Rune Stones
The runes showed very plainly because the bottom of the grooves were in a lighter colored layer of the stone, while the surface was dark.
The Poteau runes read "G L O I A L L W (ALU)." He says that he found that "Gloi," is a nickname for "Glome," thus the two stones are related to the same man. The word "ALU" is a magical formula.
The language used on the rune stone is the same as the vernacular on historical legal documents written between 1355 and 1375.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/americanstones.html   (2096 words)

  Kensington Rune Stone Collection
The Kensington Rune Stone was discovered three miles northeast of Kensington, Douglas County, Minnesota in the fall of 1898.
"The Myth of the Kensington Rune Stone: The Norse Discovery of Minnesota 1362." The New England Quarterly 7 (December, 1934), 613-645.
“The Kensington Rune Stone.” Minnesota Archaeologist 27 (1965), 97-115.
www.und.edu /dept/library/Collections/og1040.html   (828 words)

  Geotimes - January 2005 - Revealing a rune stone's secrets
Some claim that the rune-covered stone is a hoax perpetrated by the farmer, while others claim that the rune stone is the greatest American artifact: If legitimate, it would mean that Scandinavians reached the interior of North America more than 130 years before Columbus.
Runes are characters from an old Scandinavian alphabet, widely used from the third to the 13th centuries and continuing in lesser usage throughout the next centuries.
The Kensington rune stone's inscription, dated 1362, tells of a band of Scandinavians moored near a lake in Minnesota, who returned to camp after a day of fishing to find their comrades massacred, says Richard Nielsen, an engineer and expert on the Kensington rune stone.
www.geotimes.org /jan05/NN_MNrunestone.html   (746 words)

 DragonWeave Rune Stone Sets
Runes were used by the ancient Nordic people as a magical language.
Rune Masters, who could be male or female, were considered to be the most important people in the community next to the village chief.
Every rune has a different meaning, which is described on the rune description sheet included in the set.
www.dragonweave.com /rune-stones.html   (189 words)

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Rune Web Vitki is an independent non-political and non-racial Northern Tradition website aimed at supporting the solo rune practitioner throughout the World with the genuine practices of the North.
The stone was a flat rock used for a grave, and the inscription was written on the inside of the grave, only visible to the corpse.
In the search for authenticity, rune scholars and lay scholars often face ridicule, rebuttals, envy and are even feared as a threat for their knowledge often challenging the status quo of established thinking within neo-pagan literature.
www.runewebvitki.com /index.html   (799 words)

 The educational encyclopedia, runestones, rune stones
Rune stones the runes were the old Scandinavian alphabet, which started to be used around 200 A.D. These documents are mainly about the form they had after the reform during the 9th century
Runes runes are an alphabetic script used by the peoples of Northern Europe from the first century c.e.
Ruthwell cross The Ruthwell Cross is a sculptured monumental stone cross of the late seventh or early eightth century,...
www.educypedia.be /education/runestones.htm   (408 words)

 Archaeology Wordsmith   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It had defenses of Cyclopean masonry and well laid-out stone houses, both of which are very similar to those found on Greek settlements in the area.
A rune stone is a freestanding memorial stone with an inscription in runes.
Runes are also associated with ceremonial artifacts, but also seen as graffiti.
www.reference-wordsmith.com /cgi-bin/lookup.cgi?category=&where=headword&terms=rune   (325 words)

 Jack Ammerman: Runestones in Sweden
The Iron Age is supposed to have existed from circa 200 to circa 650, and it is to the close of this epoch that the beginning of ‘the writing on Scandinavian memorials is attributed.
There are runes which have been discovered in England, and some also on the Germanic mainland of Europe, but it is in the Scandinavian peninsula that the vast majority of inscribed monuments have been discovered.
The stone was found in the graveyard in 1881, where it had been part of the foundation of the old Dominican cloister since the 13:th century.
www.library.hartsem.edu /staff/jwa/archives/000108.htm   (986 words)

 Viking age rune stones
The runes were the old Scandinavian alphabet, which started to be used around 200 A.D. These documents are mainly about the form they had after the reform during the 9:th century.
The Ölsta stone has been painted in modern times, in order to show how a rune stone might have looked when it was new.
A collection of typical Uppland rune stones with photos, drawing of the inscription, the whole text and translation of the text.
www.canit.se /~griffon/diverse/runes   (767 words)

 The Arreat Summit - Items: Rune Words   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If the player puts certain combinations of Runes in the correct order into an item with exactly that number of sockets and of the correct item type, the item's name will change into a "unique" name, displayed in gold, and the item will acquire extra powers, depending on the "rune word" that was used.
Rune Words must be inserted into the correct item for the formula in the correct order.
Rune Word failures are caused by using the wrong items, Runes, or Rune order.
www.battle.net /diablo2exp/items/runewords.shtml   (855 words)

 On line Nordic Rune Stone Readings
These Rune stone characters come form ancient Nordic letters or characters and are a great source of inspiration and clarity.
Rune Stones provide a useful tool which can ultimately leave you, your inner knowing self in a position of clarity, even during times of uncertainty, in knowing and accepting that uncertainty and allowing whatever actions may be required or indeed inaction to occur without real pain or real suffering to flow.
Some feel that the day rune reading is a good way to get an answer to a single question and the three rune spread offers more detailed guidance.
www.kindtome.org /rune   (322 words)

 Gemstone and Wood Rune Stones
Rune casting is done for divination and guidance.
Every set includes 25 runes, a storage pouch, a poster with the meanings, casting instructions, sage and cleansing instructions.
bone - traditional material for runes " rune bones " is in no way negative as we honor the animal from which they came.
www.alleghenycandles.com /gemstonerunes.html   (532 words)

 Rune Gild: Swedish Rune Stones by Philip Quadrio
Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of runes on memorial stones which have become one of our primary runic sources and are the oldest linguistic monuments of the Scandinavian people.
That the runes have been used in connection with magic cannot really be doubted, however the question for many is whether the runes themselves were thought to be imbued with power.
The runes are a vernacular testimony to the private lives of the ancient Scandinavian people which strain to cross the void of time and cultural otherness.
www.runegild.org /pq_swedish_rune.html   (3753 words)

 wcco.com - Unlocking Minnesota's 'DaVinci Code'
Critics believe the language on the rune stone is too modern and that some of the runes are made up.
Linguistic experts believe some of the stone's runes are made up, but Nielsen said he found one of the disputed runes in a Swedish rune document dating back to the 14th century.
He now believes the words on the stone may not be the record of the death of 10 men, but instead a secret code concealing the true purpose of the stone.
wcco.com /topstories/local_story_143121108.html   (882 words)

 Rune Stone
Rune stones are stones with runic inscriptions dating from the early Middle Ages but are found to have been used most prominently during the Viking Age
On Poteau Mountain near the small town of Heavener, Oklahoma, near the Arkansas line, stands a slab of stone which is 12 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 16...
William P. Holmen briefly outlines the history of the controversial stone, and mentions the theory that the Norse explorers may have intermarried with the Mandan Indians.
www.bengisu.net /results/rune_stone.html   (466 words)

It is not known for certain where Rune Stones originated though their history can be traced back to 500 years B.C. when Germanic tribesmen crossed the Alps and became familiar with the symbols of the Etruscan alphabet.
It is known that these warlike tribes carved signs and symbols onto twigs and into stones, these they used as a divination tool to foretell the future by casting them upon the ground and reading the signs.
Jim introduced me to one large stone that I immediately recognised as being the rock of my dreams, it was about five foot high and three foot wide weighing probably a ton and a half.
www.psychicworld.net /rs.htm   (989 words)

 Rune Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Various citizens in the 1800's saw the stone and named it "Indian Rock", although the Indians had no alphabets.In 1923 the lettering was submitted by Carl Kemmerer of Heavener to the Smithsonian Institution, who identified the letters as Norse runes.
By 1967 the runes were believed to represent the date of November 11, 1012 with the runes used as numbers in a Norse cryptopuzzle, according to Alf Monge, a cryptanalyst who was born in Norway.
The authenticity of the stone being made by ancient Vikings was supported by the finding of two more runestones in the vicinity of Poteau Mountain, another smaller inscription of eight runes at a foothill of Cavanal Mountain, 14 miles away, and another stone bearing five runes at Shawnee, Oklahoma.
www.heavener.k12.ok.us /community/runestone/rune.htm   (546 words)

 Background on Rune Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Kensington Rune Stone, as it came to be known, was "found" in 1898 by a man named Olof Ohman in Kensington, Minnesota.
Olof claimed that the stone had been tangled up in the roots of a tree that he had dug up.
In 1899 the existence of the stone was advertised in a newspaper.
www.siue.edu /~aleopol/shadwell/runestone.html   (268 words)

 Rune stone meanings and material   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Viking rune stones of all kinds has been found recently in York, which is in England, together with old Viking coins and the die to make them.
Rune stone alphabets have taken many different forms, as history has evolved.
The most desirable gem stone such as fl onyx, hematite and rock crystal are the favored choice of many today.
www.crystalcavern.com /en-us/rune_stone_meanings.html   (149 words)

 Viking Runes and Rune Stones by Jim Cornish
The runes identified the owner of a weapon, and because the Vikings believed the runes were magical, they made the weapon stronger in battle.
Runes have been found carved into the altar railings of European cathedrals and stone statues like the one pictured here.
The stones were often decorated with fl, red, blue and white paint extracted from berries, garden plants and clay-like earth.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/v_runes.htm   (773 words)

Rune Stones provide a useful tool which ultimately leaves you, your inner knowing self, in a position of clarity even during a time of uncertainty, in knowing and accepting that uncertainty, allowing whatever actions may be required or indeed inaction to occur without real pain or real suffering.
Both the one and three Rune stone readings on line have been improved and updated.
It ranges from detailed discussion of the forms of particular runes in the runic alphabet and the interpretations of individual inscriptions (like the Rothwell Cross and the Franks casket), to the wider interpretations on which runes throw light, such as, paganism, literacy and linguistic change.
www.metta.org.uk /runes   (381 words)

 FREE Rune Readings
As Christianity took hold, the use of runic alphabets in divination became reviled as a pagan practice.
The word "rune" itself comes from an early Anglo-Saxon word meaning "secret" or "mystery", and they remain an enigma to the world at large.
Runes were initially most popular among Wiccans and modern pagans, but have enjoyed unprecedented mainstream adoption in the past 30 years.
www.facade.com /runes   (139 words)

 Rune Monuments - Page 4 of 4
This 7th Century memorial is the oldest surviving Danish rune stone - although Blekinge is now part of Sweden.
This is the earliest known representation of the 24 rune Elder Futhark.
The runes were transported widely by the far-ranging Norsemen and reached England through settlements of Danes and Norsemen in Friesia - an island and coastal region of the present day Netherlands.
www.runemaker.com /monument4.shtml   (454 words)

 The Heavener Runestone
On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being a diamond from Africa, this rune stone is a 7.
The building that houses the rune stone is all the more tantalizing for the fact you can seldom see much of it as you descend.
The actual rune stone is now inside a building at the bottom of the ravine.
www.shareyourstate.com /oklahoma/runes.htm   (2632 words)

 Vikings in the Midwest
Questions regarding the shape of the roots around the stone as it came out of the ground, the age of the tree in which it was encased, how the Viking expedition arrived in Minnesota in 1362, and, especially important, the style and time period of the text itself were commonly asked.
The Kensington Rune Stone would not be a controversial topic if believers in the stone’s authenticity did not have opposition.
Questions concerning how the stone got under the tree, how old was the tree, and of what era is the runic text really from have all been asked by inquiring minds.
larryjzimmerman.com /lost/vikingbrf.html   (1820 words)

 Rune Stone Reading Magical Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rune Stone Reading - Calmer-Karma offers a wide variety of services from tarot and rune stone reading to palmistry and dream interpretation.
Offers a wide variety of services from tarot and rune stone reading to palmistry and dream interpretation.
Rune stone reading, Calmer-Karma offers a wide variety of services from tarot and rune stone reading to palmistry and dream interpretation.
www.magickalcat.net /Rune-Stone-Reading.html   (171 words)

 The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence
The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, Minnesota,by Olof Ohman in 1898.
The result was clear: the rune incisions are too weathered to have been carved as recently as the nineteenth century.
Nielsen presented his research on Old Swedish vernaculars and rune variations at the same session, linguistic data that are much less familiar to Midwestern archaeologists than geology of weathering, but that explained why the century-old rejection by professors of languages is no longer tenable.
www.kensingtonrunestone.com   (1470 words)

 The Rune Alphabet and All 25 Runic Symbols
According to ancient legend the runes are a magical alphabet bequeathed by the Lord Odin.
We have rune stone pendants with the rune symbols and alphabet, pixie rune stone pendants and rune stone tarot.
Rune Stone Tarot sets come in a velvet bag with full instructions and explanation of the rune alphabet.
www.thechakrashop.com /runelegend.htm   (308 words)

 Kalle the runestone carver - my gallery
that brought Farbjörn, his son Håulf and the skillful rune carver Halvdan far away in to the future.
"Farbjörn let carve stone at Håulf, his son.
The thoughts was overwhelmed, Farbjörn had made him self heard fare away from his own time, he left a part of his soul in that stone and give him self life in eternity and his friends.
www.runestonecarver.com /gallery/01-index.html   (405 words)

The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, MN, by Olof Ohman in 1898.
Much of this new evidence is truly startling and has led to the understanding of not only who carved the stone, but where they came from and why they came to North America.
Co-authors geologist Scott Wolter and engineer Richard Nielsen present the evidence of their collective 25 years of research on the artifact.
www.rea-alp.com /~historic/newsflash.htm   (227 words)

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