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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


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Stuntbear finalists


Teddy Baker

Job title

House teddy


Mind reading


Teddy Baker is 41 years old and is 26.5 cm in height.

After a youth of hell-raising and debauchery (he has the worn patches to prove it) he has settled down and found an inner calm. He is now a tranquil and serene teddy, he greatly admires and seeks to emulate the Dalai Lama.

He does have the power to read minds: he always seems to know what his owner is thinking.

Nowadays he enjoys the lifestyle of the naturist although he used to sport a knitted jumpsuit created by the owner’s mother (who was concerned that her affectionate daughter may wear Teddy away with love), now abandoned (he has agreed to wear costume in his role as stunt double if required).

His favourite TV programme is ‘Masterchef’.

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