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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


The Sosland Foundation (Biographical details)

The Sosland Foundation (American (USA))

Also known as

Sosland Foundation


A charitable trust based in Kansas City related to the Sosland Publishing Co. which through the support of Morton I. Sosland and Estelle Sosland (q.v.) provides funding grants for new acquisitions, in particular with regards to the Native North American collections.