What just happened?

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


Myths and legends

Visit resource
Age 7–11

Meet Herakles, Theseus and Odysseus and explore the rich mythology of ancient Greece. This activity uses the myths of ancient Greece to encourage the students to observe objects and examine them in detail to create their own mythical beasts.

Download Word version, 938kb 
Download PDF version, 432kb 

Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related resources

Ancient Greece

gold glass medallion

Image: gold-glass medallion showing Herakles. Late Roman / Early Christian, 4th century AD. Probably from the catacombs in Rome.