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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

 

Haël Werkstätten (Biographical details)

Haël Werkstätten (manufacturer/factory; German; 1923 - 1934)

Also known as

Haël Werkstätten

Address

Marwitz, Germany

Biography

Factory specialising in pottery. The name 'Haël' was derived from the initial letters of Margret Marks's maiden name, Heymann, and that of her first husband, Gustav Loebenstein, with whom she established the factory in 1923. After her husband's death in 1928, Margret continued running the factory until it was closed by the Nazis in 1934.