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Old May 31, 2007, 8:09 AM   #11
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They may be Runes, and now that we've all seen them we are cursed, at least to go out and do more photography.

Thanks to all for interesting comments.

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I think this is Mr T's province, as we now know they are definately Runes

It may explain why your plant levitated off your porch, you need to study them closely and work out what they mean for the future. I've enclosed some typical Runes to help you out in caseyou missed this in your summer school and was off taking photos or something just as darft. If you still cannot work them out you must impale yourself on your mono stick, it helps you know, read on.

Runes are an ancient Germanic alphabet, used for writing, divination and magick. They were used throughout northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from about 100 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Runic inscriptions of great age have even been found in North America, supporting stories that the Vikings arrived in the Americas long before Columbus.

Odin, the Norse High God of the Aesir, hung from the world tree, Yggdrasil, impaled on his own spear, for nine days and nights in order to gain the knowledge of runes. When the runes appeared below him, he reached down and took them up, and the runic knowledge gave him power .


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OH, yeah, the old FUTHARK

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Yes, I know a man who knows


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Old Jun 18, 2007, 9:18 AM   #15
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Yes. The wood carvings really show that they had other "interests" than robbing and killing

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JDar - hope you don´t mind this sidetrack (smile)
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Torgy, the sidetrack is more fun than the original path:

...on that tree which none can know the source
From whence its root has run...

In other words, it's fun to see a thread take a twist and people go a little crazy.
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JDar,

OK I feel my responsibility (smile). I might get help from Sportive and Gisli

The quote is from Havamal, the "Words of the High One"


138. I trow I hung on that windy Tree

nine whole days and nights,

stabbed with a spear, offered to Odin,

myself to mine own self given,

high on that Tree of which none hath heard

from what roots it rises to heaven.


139. None refreshed me ever with food or drink,

I peered right down in the deep;

crying aloud I lifted the Runes

then back I fell from thence.




This is from a site with parallell swedish, icelandic and english versions of Havamal


http://web.telia.com/~u85906673/asar/havamal/havamal.html


I can´t really judge the quality of the translations any longer. It has been off my topic list for some years. Seems allright after a first glance though. Hope you´ll find it enjoyable

Just fun all of it

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of course those rambling tales of Scandinavian folk lore are nil by comparison to good King Arthur, he does not need to impale himself on Excalibur to know what to do but he hashis very own magician Merlin at hand at his home Camelot. Also there is the lady of the lake should he require further assistance. I think they are celtic runes ! :bye:

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(competitive smile)

O, hey, hey. Merlin is but a faint copy of a finnish original from the epos Kalevala. Tolkien took his inspiration from the Kalevala.

And what kind of man is Arthur in the attached picture. Looks like he´s part of the colour- and featherful "new estethic wave" (Yes, of course I mean the parrot community)

Just fun all of it

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Yes, I suppose Arthur is a new age man! the old celtic, paganand druid myths go back to 300 BC and deal with the wars of gods and mortals for the lands (Ireland), Danaans(gods) to Tir Na Nog beneath the hollow hills, the victory of the Milesians (mortals) and the death of Conary Mor, High King of all Ireland at Tara. Almost entirely pagan.
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