Thursday, 25 April 2013

V is for VIKING as in Viking RUNE SIGNS - for 'From A to Z in April', Thursday, April 25th, 2013















V is for VIKING as in Viking Rune signs - The Letter 'V' for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Thursday, April 25th, 2013.

Viking is one of these themes that can be sooooo tacky! I refuse to show anyone wearing a helmet with horns!!!! They did just did not have them! Here is my son Erik's rendering of a true Viking :


Erik's drawing of a Viking


























Instead, I would like to focus on the Viking's or Norsemen's or 9th century Scandinavian's  writing style, which was in Runes, these stick-like letters that were carved in wood and stone. In order to get the feeling of what this writing looks like I am including a photo of the very famous Rök Runestone, Rökstenen:



Rökstenen




I would also like to feature the wonderful jewellery work of Etsian, Anna Edwards, a genuine Swede, who lives and works in Pennsylvania. She has crafted three silver rings with three different Runes. These lovely handmade rings are available in Anna Edward's shop, Noblegnome Jewelry.


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Please note that for every Rune-ring purchased, Anna is donating twenty dollars to the American Brain Tumor Association. Read her product text to find out why.

This is Anna Edwards:









My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.


 
Best wishes,
Anna (Nordeman)











P.S. It's my mother's birthday today. Grattis på födelsedagen, Mamma!


First Commenter:
Yolanda Renee
of
Defending the Pen





3 comments:

Yolanda Renee said...

Didn't know that about the hats. Horns made them look more fierce. The pointy one, a bit religious.

Will pass on the designs of Anna Edwards. Beautiful! Love the Rune-rings.

Rosie Amber said...

Ancient runes fascinate me. I'm just stopping by from the AtoZ Challenge, I have set up a link to your blog from my post today
http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-ha

Tanya@allotments4you said...

The rings are lovely. I have to admit to knowing nothing about ancient runes but I think if I were to purchase some rings I would look into it more so I knew what the runes on the rings meant.

Translate a text here:

My shop parltradet has curated these Etsy treasuries: