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Runic alphabets / Runes / Futhark

Runic alphabets / Runes / Futhark
Little is known about the origins of the Runic alphabet, which is traditionally known as futhark after the first six letters. In Old Norse the word rune means 'letter', 'text' or 'inscription'. The word also means 'mystery' or 'secret' in Old Germanic languages and runes had a important role in ritual and magic. Here are some theories about the origins of runes: The alphabet was probably created independently rather than evolving from another alphabet. Runic writing was probably first used in southern Europe and was carried north by Germanic tribes. The earliest known Runic inscriptions date from the 1st century AD, but the vast majority of Runic inscriptions date from the 11th century. Notable features The direction of writing in early Runic inscriptions is variable. Types of runic inscriptions include: There are a number of different Runic alphabets including: Elder Futhark Notes The letter k is also called kēnaz (torch) or kanō (skiff). Younger Futhork Danish Futhark Norwegian Futhark Links

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