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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


Cassandra (Biographical details)

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

Also known as

Cassandra; Kassandra


Daughter of Priam (q.v.) and prophetess who foretold the fall of Troy; she was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo (q.v.) but, as she spurned his advances, he cursed her so that nobody would believe her; after the fall of Troy, taken as a concubine by Agamemnon (q.v.), and like him she was killed by Clytemnestra (q.v.) and Aegisthus (q.v.).