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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


Minamoto no Tametomo (源為朝) (Biographical details)

Minamoto no Tametomo (源為朝) (warrior; literary character; Japanese; Male; 1139 - 23/04/1170; last date?)

Also known as

Tametomo, Minamoto no; Hachiro Tametomo (八郎爲朝); Minamoto no Tametomo; Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo


Warrior; renowned for his bowmanship.