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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


Pegasus (Biographical details)

Pegasus (mythological figure/creature; Roman; Greek; Male)

Also known as

Pegasus; Pegasos


Winged horse; he sprung from the blood of the Medusa (q.v.) when Perseus (q.v.) decapitated her; the mount of Perseus (q.v.), when he rescued Andromeda (q.v.), and of Bellerophon (q.v.), when he killed the Chimaera (q.v.); he caused the the Hippocrene spring to gush forth with a stamp of his hoof upon a rock.


'Pegasus und die Künste', Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 1993