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This page is still under construction. Note first the distinction between the older (Old Germanic) and younger (Old Norse) inscriptions. The known inscriptions in the Common Germanic or Elder Futhark (or alphabet) of 24 runes date from about the 2nd century until about the seventh century A.D.
The Anglo - Saxon runes had their own unique development from 700 AD to 1200 AD. These runes are very beautiful inscriptions. Codex Cotton: Salzburg Futhork: The Thames knife Runic poem in Hickes's Thesaurus:
To orient yourself through this description, we suggest you print a copy of the journey map and follow along with the descriptions below. Remember that the journey progresses from left to right. Each stage is a column in the central oval or eye. The four central cards (Awakening, Transference, The Chariot and The Lovers) are not discussed in detail in this brief overview.