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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


equestrian (Scope note)

This Subject term is used for horses, donkeys and mules with riders, in a general context. See the Narrow Terms for specific equestrian Subjects, e.g. 'dressage', 'horse-racing', etc. See also the Related Terms for people or buildings associated with horses, such as 'blacksmith/farrier', 'cowboy', 'forge/foundry', 'groom', 'saddler', 'stable', etc. and the term 'horse' for horses, donkeys and mules without riders, e.g. at pasture, harnessed, saddled but not actually ridden.