Department of Scandinavian Languages

The Rune Cast: a runology podcast

Responsible researcher: Maja Bäckvall
Funding agency: Riksbankens jubileumsfond
Project time: Academic year 2018/2019

Summary

Maja i Sparlösa
Maja and the Sparlösa runestone

This project is a podcast in English about runology, aiming to disseminate research based knowledge about runes and runic inscriptions. There is a widespread international interest in runes, which brings with it many misconceptions and strange ideas. Neo-Nazis appropriate runes for their dangerous cause, while the equivalent of the letter F is sold on amulets said to bring wealth.

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