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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


classical deity (Scope note)

Certain figures in classical mythology, e.g. Herakles (Hercules), are considered as both a classical deity and classical mythological figure and these two Subjects should be entered in such cases. The 'classical deity' includes syncretic deities combining attributes of classical and non-classical deities.