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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


Scylla (Biographical details)

Scylla (mythological figure/creature; Greek; Female)

Also known as

Scylla; Skylla


Daughter of Nisus of Megara (q.v.); she fell in love with Minos (q.v.) and, in order to prove her love, cut off her father's lock of hair which made him invincible. Minos rejected her love and killed her when he discovered that she was responsible for her father's death; upon her death she was turned into a sea bird.


Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology