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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


Eurydice (Biographical details)

Eurydice (mythological figure/creature; Roman; Greek; Female)

Also known as



Wife of Orpheus (q.v.). Died on her wedding day, biten by a snake; Orpheus went to the underworld and obtained the permission to take her back, but disobeyed the gods' instructions and looked at his wife before they reached the surface; Eurydice disappeared forever.