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Olde Norsk Rune Poem

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This Rune Poem dates from the end of the twelfth to the beginning of the thirteenth century when it was written down, but is far older orally dating between 400 and 1150 C.E. Also this seems to be the least used poem by the scholars and bears a striking similarity to the Islandic poem ~ (after all the Islandic peoples originated in Scandinavia) ~ It quite possibly being a streamlined version of the Eldar Futhark Runic Poem that is sadly lost to us, this Norsk poem still contains immense esoteric knowledge and an everyday glimpse into the past if we but open our minds:



fe

FE:
gold causes strife among kinsmen;
the wolf grows up in the woods.

ur

R:
slag is from bad iron;
oft runs the reindeer on the hard snow.

thurs

THURS:
causes the sickness of women;
few are cheerful from misfortune.

ass

SS:
estuary is the way of most journeys;
but the sheath is such for swords.

reidh

REIH:
riding, it is said, is the worst for horses;
Reginn forged the best sword.

kaun

KAUN:
sore is of children a curse;
grief makes a man pale.

hagall

HAGALL:
hail is the coldest of grains;
Hropt shaped the world in ancient times.

naudh

NAUH:
need makes for a difficult situation;
the naked freeze in the frost.

iss

SS:
ice, we call the broad bridge;
the blind need to be led.

ar

R:
good harvest is the profit of men;
I say that Frohi was generous.

sol

SL:
sun is the light of the lands;
I bow to the holiness.

tyr

TYR:
Tyr is the one-handed among the sir;
the smith has to blow often.

bjarkan

BJARKAN:
birch twig is the limb greenest with leaves;
Loki brought the luck of deceit.

madhr

MAHR:
man is the increase of dust;
mighty is the talon-span of the hawk.

logr

LOGR:
water is that which falls from the mountain;
tis a force; but gold tokens are costly things.

yr

YR:
yew is the greenest wood in Winter;
there is usually, when it burns, singeing.

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Esoteric Sources: Bibliography

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