Wednesday, September 17, 2008


"But although, as we shall see, runes play a fascinating role in Old Norse
mythology, in historical reality they were used for all sorts of purposes, even
everyday ones, as a recent find of runic messages on scraps of wood and bark in
Norway makes clear: we have here shopping lists, grocery prices - even a demand
from a disgruntled housewife that her husband come back from the pub."

From Asgard to Valhalla (The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths)
by Heather O´Donoghue

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