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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


St Mark (Biographical details)

St Mark (biblical figure; saint/martyr; Male)

Also known as

St Mark; St Mark the Evangelist; Evangelist; Mark; John Mark; Mark, John


Christian saint and New Testament figure; Evangelist; companion of St Paul (q.v.) and St Barnabas (q.v.). Supposed founder of Alexandria, and buried in Venice in 829; symbol: the lion.