Rune is a masculine given name derived from the Old Norse word "rún," meaning "secret lore."The statistics say that there were 19 440 persons in Norway carrying that name in 2006. That means I am not alone - always a comforting thought.
It seems that I am a holder of secret lore, whatever that night be. Since I am no fan of secrets, a further search of Wikipedia is indicated:
The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters (known as runes) used to write Germanic languages prior to the adaption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes after. The Scandinavian variants are also known as Futhark (or fuþark, derived from their first six letters of the alphabet.Aha - I am related to an Alphabet - very fitting for participation in ABC Wednesday. I also enjoyed this finding:
This was very gratifying indeed since "The Lord of the Rings" is my favourite book. However, I did not like this finding:
In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, the Anglo-Saxon runes are used on a map to emphasize its connection to the Dwarves. They were also used in the initial drafts of The Lord of the Rings, but later were replaced by the Cirth rune-like alphabet invented by Tolkien.
As forms of Neopaganism can be quite different and have distinctive origins, recognition and usage of runes can vary considerably.
New Agers and some Wiccans may also sometimes use runes under various (generally non-reconstructive) conditions, such as divination.
Not my kind of thing at all!Maybe I should sue the person behind this advertising board for infringement of copyright or something similar?
BTW - this post marks a small jubilee for me - I have now participated in one round of ABC - Wednesday. I started last November with S. I have only missed one entry - G. I would like to make up for that now. The picture below should say what G is for:
PS For more about ABC Wednesday, please visit Mrs. Nesbitt's Place. It is well worth the effort.