Muslim Vikings and Magic Letters: the odd history of Runes pt 1

Muslim Vikings and Magic Letters: the odd history of Runes pt 1

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Pillaging Vikings, huge runestones, protective amulets... Discover the linguistics behind the Norse Runes! Meet the Elder Futhark and the Younger Futhark. See how the Norse used them. Learn why the Germanic runemasters were very different from the "book and ink club" writing in medieval languages like Arabic and Latin. This is part 1 of a collaboration with The Endless Knot. Part 2 reveals the history behind the word "rune" and some surprising ways runes are relevant to English: CORRECTIONS / ADDITIONS "ALU" coin inscription originally L-R before pressed. Thanks to multiple commenters and a tweeter for mentioning. CREDITS Art and animation by Josh from NativLang. The Endless Knot logo used with permission from Alliterative. Old Norse runestones and translations based on Rundata (Samnordisk runtextdatabas). Music by Kevin MacLeod ( - Big Mojo - Our Story Begins - The Path of the Goblin King v2 - Rites - Mystic Force Images and sfx:

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