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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Gods and goddesses

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Age 7–11

Who did the ancient Greeks worship and why? Ancient Greek gods and goddesses were associated with different symbols, animals and objects. These often relate to what aspect of the world they were believed to be responsible for. This activity requires the students to translate written details into visual clues.

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Subjects covered

Art and design
History
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Age range

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece
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Image: Marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath. Roman, 2nd century AD.