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


He He Brothers (Biographical details)

He He Brothers (Chinese)

Also known as

He He Brothers; He He Er Sheng (和合二圣); Harmonious Pair


The He He brothers, the Harmonious Pair, were born of different fathers. After much discord lasting seven generations, they concluded that co-operation was more profitable and conducive to happiness. In this way, they symbolize agreement and harmony.