Entries Tagged ‘Runes’

How Vikings Changed the English Language: Origin

The origin of Modern Norwegian is fairly straight forward.  One language evolved into another and so forth without too much complication (compared to English).  As mentioned in How Vikings Changed the English Language: First Contact, one of the ways that scholars announce that a language existed is by written evidence.  A lot of the earlier […]

Name Days in July

1 July name origin meaning rune Ask Old Norse: askr as/ås/ós (ansu) meaning ‘a god’ askr meaning ‘ash’ or from and ‘ask tree’ Mythology Creation of man. Askr – the first man.  (Embla – the first woman.)  They were made from the Ask and Embla trees.    The three God brothers Odin, Hœnir (Vilije) and Lóðurr […]

Viking Runes

long-branch-runesRunes were the written language of the Vikings.

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