• (noun): Any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages.
    Example: "Each rune had its own magical significance"
    Synonyms: runic letter

Some articles on rune, runes:

Sowilō - Rune Poems
... Rune Poem English Translation Old Norwegian ᛋ Sól er landa ljóme lúti ek helgum dóme Sun is the light of the world I bow to the divine decree Old Icelandic ᛋ Sól er skýja skjöldr ok skínandi r ... courser of the deep bears them to land Elder Futhark Sowilo rune, earlier ("Σ") variant Elder Futhark Sowilo rune, later ("S") variant Anglo-Saxon Sigel / Younger Futhark Sol rune Anglo-Saxon "bookhand s" ...
List Of Characters In Suikoden - Toran Liberation Army - Other Allies
... as well she was personally given a Fire Rune crystal by the seer Leknaat, who recognized her as a loyal and true protector to the Hero ... whether he should aid Teo or the Hero during the Gate Rune War ... of the Toran Liberation Army and bears the Hate Rune ...
... Proto-Germanic name of the s-rune, meaning "sun" ... The name is attested for the same rune in all three rune poems ...
List Of Characters In Suikoden II - Outlanders - Sierra Mikain
... The bearer of the Moon Rune and the Coven Mistress of Village of the Blue Moon ... She is searching for Neclord, a rune-using vampire and former ally of the sorceress Windy ... Sierra inherited the Moon Rune in an unspecified event over eight hundred years ago and is the original vampire of the Suikoden world ...
Sowilō - Development and Variants
... The Elder Futhark s rune (reconstructed name *Sowilo) is attested in two variants, a Σ shape (four strokes), more prevalent in earlier (3rd to 5th century) inscriptions (e.g ... letter šin from which the Old Italic s letter ancestral to the rune was derived was itself named after the Sun, shamash, based on the Egyptian uraeus hieroglyph ... The Younger Futhark Sol and the Anglo-Saxon futhorc Sigel runes are identical in shape, a rotated version of the later Elder Futhark rune, with the middle stroke slanting upwards ...

Famous quotes containing the word rune:

    This is no rune nor symbol,
    what I mean is it is so simple
    yet no trick of the pen or brush
    could capture that impression;
    what I wanted to indicate was
    a new phase, a new distinction of colour.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)