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  Runic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes, formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in Scandinavia and the British Isles.
The most likely candidates for the origins of runic scripts are the 5th to 1st century BC Northern Italic alphabets, Lepontic, Rhaetic and Venetic, all closely related to each other and themselves descended from the Old Italic alphabet.
Later runic finds are mainly monuments (rune stones) and often contain solemn inscriptions about people who died or performed great deeds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Runic_alphabet   (3345 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Runic lore spells are structures as sentences with the words of the sentences being runes.
The duration of a runic spell is invested in the verb of the sentence structure of a runic spell.
Runic spells must be engraved in or painted on an object and then powered, with a delay of -3, to have an effect.
orion.math.iastate.edu /danwell/rop/html/runic.html   (570 words)

  
 Learn more about Runic alphabet in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Runic alphabet was created by speakers of Germanic dialects in order to write their languages.
In the same work, Miller also writes that the phonetic parameters on which the runic alphabet is based are ultimately clearly Semitic and links them to the scripts of Byblos and Ugarit as well as the Phoenician alphabet.
This account, and the several runic poems associating meanings and images with the names of the runic letters, has led more recent occultists to attempt to reconstruct systems of divination using the runic letters.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /r/ru/runic_alphabet.html   (1104 words)

  
 Runic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The most likely candidates for the origins of runic scripts are the 5th to 1st century BC, Lepontic, and, all closely related to each other and themselves descended from the Old Italic alphabet.
There are also some inscriptions suggesting a medieval belief in the magical significance of runes, such as the (AD 700) panel.
Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to draw a precise boundary line between these and Nazi mysticism, but the mere use of runes should not be construed as sufficient proof of any connection to fascist ideas.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Runic   (3084 words)

  
 The Runic Sky by Allan Webber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The link between the runic name and the Arabic name is also a source of connection as it has been in each of the foregoing examples.
The Norns were based at the foot of the trunk of Yggdrasil and watered its roots from the fountain of 'Urd'.
The runic Laguz represents the sea and other bodies of water and one of the others wells of the Norns, 'the well of wyrrd'.
members.tripod.com /AlynPtyLtd/TheRunicSky/TheRunicSky.htm   (3103 words)

  
 Runengymnastik - Einleitung
Runic gymnastic - runic yoga, as it is being called occasionally - was being developed by Friedrich Bernhard Marby, during the twenties and thirties of the 20th century.
Runic gymnastics are more powerful outside in the fields or forests then in closed rooms.
Narby suggests to start runic gymnastics with the position of isa, which is to be held for 15 minutes before actually starting to practice other staðas.
www.kondor.de /runes/runengymnastik_e.html   (919 words)

  
 Runic Divination article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Runic divination, or rune-casting, tends to employ a 'set of runes'.
Correspondences between runic characters and their traditional meanings are found in the Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic and Norwegian rune poems.
Though runic divination is often described as an 'ancient Viking oracle', we have no evidence that it was ever practised by pre- Christian Germanic cultures.
www.wyrdwords.vispa.com /heathenry/runediv.html   (343 words)

  
 Runic Inscriptions
The Rök rune stone from Östergötland, Sweden was composed in the ninth century by Varin Sibbi in a distinctive Swedish-Norwegian runic alphabet of 16 characters.
The inscription on the emblem of the Frontier Guardsmen, a unit of Norwegian Nazi volunteers, in runic-like characters is "Front Kjemper." The stamp was issued by the Quisling puppet government with a surcharge to aid the Guardsmen.
The booklet cover has a set of runic letters and their latin equivalents and a medallion inscribed with runic letters on the front.
sio.midco.net /danstopicalstamps/runestones.htm   (832 words)

  
 An English Dictionary of Runic Inscriptions of the Younger Futhark: FAQs
But it is clear that runic writing arose from the contact the Germanic-speaking peoples had with the cultures of the Mediterranean, where the idea of alphabetic writing came about, and that some of the runic characters, though not the order of the alphabet, demonstrate the influence of Mediterranean writing.
The earliest undoubtedly runic inscriptions currently known are the short texts (mostly single words which might be names) scratched in the metal of weapons and other gear excavated from the bogs of Illerup and Vimose, in Denmark.
In practice, runic inscriptions are mainly in one of the Germanic family of languages, which comprise the ancestors of the modern Scandinavian languages, and of modern English, Dutch and German.
runic-dictionary.nottingham.ac.uk /faq.php   (1460 words)

  
 Llewellyn's On-line Bookstore: Runic Palmistry
Runic Palmistry describes a system of palm reading handed down orally through the women of four generations of the author's family.
Find runic symbols within the palm and discover how to tell which ones are active at any given time in a person's life.
She had discovered the Runic symbols could be found in the palm of the hand itself.
www.llewellyn.com /bookstore/book.php?pn=K577&affiliate=AT3O4   (544 words)

  
 Runic alphabet
Runic writing was probably first used in southern Europe and was carried north by Germanic tribes.
The Runic alphabet is thought to have been modelled on the Latin and/or Etruscan alphabet.
Runic inscriptions have been found throughout Europe from the Balkans to Germany, Scandinavia and the British Isles.
www.omniglot.com /writing/runic.htm   (847 words)

  
 Runic Academia
Since none of the elder runic inscriptions is completely free of interpretative difficulty a great part of attention is given to the runic corpus itself, to its formal interpretation, analysis, classification and especially to the runic formulas.
This particular book emphasizes that dates written in the runic inscriptions were hidden in the form of complex puzzles by clergymen as a form of entertainment or jest.
It is a project in Norway to computerize Runic inscriptions at the Historic Museum in Bergen.
home.ica.net /%7Erunesmith/bibliogr/acad.html   (3888 words)

  
 AncientScripts.com: Futhark
The Runic alphabet is also known as Futhark, a name composed from the first six letters of the alphabet, namely f, u, th, a, r, and k.
Most Runic texts are found on hard surfaces such as rock, wood, and metal, and this might explain its angular shape.
Even though the earliest Runic inscriptions are from the 3rd century CE, its origin may lie much deeper in the pre-history of Northern Europe.
ancientscripts.com /futhark.html   (1273 words)

  
 Access the Power - runes, rune characters, ancient alphabet, anglo-saxon, anglo-saxon runes, viking, vikings, viking ...
Runic inscriptions have been found all over western Europe, on stone monuments and on such objects as metal spearpoints and amulets; the greatest concentrations are in England and Scandinavia.
The runic alphabet, called futhark after the sounds of the initial letters, originally had 25 characters.
In English versions the number was eventually increased to 33, whereas in Scandinavia it was reduced to 16 and later expanded to 26.
www.selfpower.com /runes   (347 words)

  
 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - [Final Fantasy] Revised Runic Knight PrC (Feedback Please)
The runic blade absorbs a maximum of five spell levels at 1st level (and adds 5 more spell levels at 3rd level, 6th level and so on until it reaches a maximum of 20 spell levels) and can thereafter only discharge any remaining potential it might have.
Some of the bonus feats available to a runic knight cannot be acquired until the runic knight has gained one or more prerequisite feats; these feats are listed parenthetically after the prerequisite feat.
The runic blade absorbs a maximum of five spell levels at 1st level (and adds 5 more spell levels at 3rd level, 6th level and so on until it reaches a maximum of 50 spell levels) and can thereafter only discharge any remaining potential it might have.
www.enworld.org /showthread.php?t=35746   (2630 words)

  
 History of the Runes
This form of the runic alphabet spread from Denmark north into Sweden and Norway, and was carried into Iceland and Greenland by the Vikings.
Even the common people knew simple runic spells, and the runes were frequently consulted on matters of both public and private interest.
Perhaps the darkest period in the history of runic studies was their revival by German scholars connected with the Nazi movement in the 20's and 30's.
www.tarahill.com /runes/runehist.html   (975 words)

  
 Runic Ring - FAQ
There are many ways to go about subscribing, the simplest being to send a blank e-mail to RunicRing-subscribe@topica.com from the e-mail address from which you wish to subscribe.
On the main page for the Runic Ring, there is also a text box into which you can place your e-mail address then hit subscribe.
The Runic Ring homepage on Topica is located at: http://www.topica.com/lists/runicring.
www.spiralnature.com /runicring/rrfaq1.html   (1499 words)

  
 Verbix -- conjugate Runic Swedish verbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Runic Swedish developed from Old Scandinavian, which was a common Germanic language spoken by all ancient Scandinavians.
Because of its angular letter forms, however, and because early runic inscriptions were written from right to left like the earliest alphabets, runic writing seems to belong to a more ancient system.
A likely theory is that the runic alphabet was developed by the Goths, a Germanic people, from the Etruscan alphabet of northern Italy and was perhaps also influenced by the Latin alphabet in the 1st or 2nd century BC.
www.verbix.com /languages/runic-swedish.shtml   (221 words)

  
 RUNIC STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
By "reverse engineering" from the cultural artifacts of the runes and their residual divinatory meanings, Steffen presents a system of shamanic symbols which meshes well with the cosmologies of modern physics.
Runic States is not just a fascinating new look at the Elder Futhark, it is also a full system of meditative and divinatory practice using the runes as archetypal symbols, including graphic mandalas for each rune and their various correspondences.
Runic States finds a middle ground, while being based firmly on scholarly research in the field, it takes the reader through carefully structured "thought experiments" to see what sort of realities might lie behind the runes.
www.eschatonbooks.com /eschaton/books/108/108-p1.html   (227 words)

  
 Runic Alphabets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Runes are also called Futhark, which actually is an analogue to our "alphabet", in that f, u, th, a, r, and k are the first 6 Runic letters, while alpha and beta are the first 2 Greek letters.
The first Runic inscriptions appeared around 200 AD, but its origins may lie much deeper in the pre-history of Northern Europe.
We know about 150 runic inscriptions of this period, and some of them contain just one or two symbols.
indoeuro.bizland.com /project/script/runic.html   (515 words)

  
 Yamada Language Center: Runic Fonts
The Bryggen Runic font for the Macintosh was developed by Odd Einar Haugen at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Included are 12pt and 24pt fonts and PICT files show the keyboard layout for the Bryggen font when using a Norwegian keyboard.
Apparently a runic system adopted and adapted by the turks.
babel.uoregon.edu /Yamada/fonts/runes.html   (340 words)

  
 Forgotten Scripts By Dino Manzella
To write the word "coward", the "C" sound must be substituted with the runic phonetic alternative of "K" so that it's spelling would then read "Koward".
In the case of spelling a word like "Celestial", the "C" would have to be substituted with the runic equivalent of "S".
The runic alphabet also has some new letters we have no one character for.
www.afternight.com /runes/runes2.htm   (1083 words)

  
 Func_Msgboard: Idbase Or Runic: Which Is The Better Set?
I think you runic fans need to get out more and stop jerking off to Lovecraft long enough to relieze you're a bunch of pathetic losers who would rather vague evil and satan than the true excellance of design that is Idbase.
However, I vote for Runic because Quake is about going against one's better judgement and with conviction leaping into portals that launch you well away from human occupied territory and into the hot magic bowels of fiery environments made by purely evil minds who have no safety codes to follow.
Runic to me is boring, and it has a tendency to make me immediately feel bored, tired, lost and confused, and often makes me have to squint to see it.
www.celephais.net /board/view_thread.php?id=8534   (3231 words)

  
 Runic inscriptions
This page begins with an introduction to the runic inscriptions, a brief history of the inscriptions and a description of the translation and transcription conventions.
Reporting all the runic scripts together (as I do here) without some approximation would be quite hard to do since there is such a wide variety, but if I didn’t do so, this chapter would become loaded with digressions on the exact form of the runes.
In the South, the situation is totally confused since many of the runic inscriptions of this period are due to British scholars who were traveling on the continent, bringing with them the Anglo-Saxon Futhork.
www.nordic-life.org /nmh/runic.htm   (4732 words)

  
 Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga | American Museum of Natural History
The runic alphabet, used by early Norse peoples including the Vikings, has no clear origins; in fact, the word "rune" derives from the Gothic word runa, meaning "mystery." The runic alphabet is called a "futhark", and gains its name, like the word "alpha-bet," from the first few symbols in the series.
Runes had no lowercase, and could be written in any direction, from left to right or right to left.
Runic alphabets first appeared among German tribes in central and Eastern Europe.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/vikings/write.html   (273 words)

  
 1. The Runic Mysteries
We see the word for runic character in Runic Old Norse as "runar," Old Icelandic and Faroese as "run," Swedish as "runa," Danish and Norwegian as "runa" and in Middle High German and Anglo-Saxon as "run." This is the same word seen earlier as also meaning mystery.
The most solid evidence for the use of runic characters in divination goes back to a passage from Tacitus, who comments on divinatory practices of the Germans.
This is generally taken by many to be saying that Odin discovered the runic script, but it seems more likely to be referring to the verses of mystery, or as we should say, charms or spells.
www.panikon.com /phurba/articles/lang/runic.html   (1446 words)

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