When Halfdan carved a few runes in the Viking Age…
The first discovery of Elder Futhark runes in Central Europe.
Isn’t language just magical all by itself? I love this title with two words that summon a mystical world by their pronounciation, rhythm and meaning alone. Before I get lost in linguistics, let me quickly tell you about the research of an expert whose study on Orcadian runecarvers can be read and heard on the ever-informative Medievalists.net.
The go-to database for Scandinavian runes.
A new interpretation of the inscription of the Rök Runestone in Sweden discusses a possible fear for climate change around 800 CE. The scholarly article is entitled “The Rök Runestone and the End of the World.” and is published in the journal Futhark (doi 10.33063/diva401040).
Now that’s interesting. The Galloway hoard, that’s considered a ‘Viking’ hoard, just turned out a little Anglo-Saxon as well! Read the updated article A New Viking Hoard in Scotland.