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Maja Bäckvall (Uppsala University/University of Copenhagen) ‘Pick Up Rune: Rune Usage in Video and Computer Games’ at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016. Chaired by Roderick Dale

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The logo for Bluetooth short-range wireless technology is a bind rune made up of the initials of Harald Bluetooth's name using the runes of the younger futhark: ᚼ (H) (Hagall) and ᛒ (B) (Bjarkan), as explained in the exhibition at Kongernes…

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Not every item we receive is wholly serious. This runic banana is an excellent example of modern reuse and engagement with the past. It was left outside the World-Tree office by person or persons unknown.

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This souvenir was seen in Vigo, Galicia, with the label 'Runica Nordica'. There are several designs, which all seem to be a combination of runes with geometric shapes, and an accompanying value (such as 'love'). There is little discernible connection…

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There are many pseudo runic alphabets doing the rounds, and also a number of fonts that borrow the angular style of runes for the Latin alphabet - what we might call 'rune inspired' fonts. They are often used in Viking branding and by special…

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According to their website, Yara is "the world’s largest producer of ammonia, nitrates and NPKs, providing the foundation of Yara’s fertilizer and industrial solutions'. The website at http://yara.com/media/multimedia_library/logo/ explains the…

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A modern inscription in runes amongst other engraved messages on a stone in the Ring of Brodgar neolithic monument, Orkney. Perhaps inspired by the Viking-Age twig-runes on another of the stones. No transcription.

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This item is a transliteration, transcription and translation of World-Tree item 1347.
http://www.worldtreeproject.org/document/1347

The animal skin is from Romania where there was a strong German minority until after WW2, and many of them were…

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Souvenir pencil with runes, seen in the gift shop of the Ribe VikingCenter

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According to the uploader, this was found in an attic in Romania. It is clearly a modern inscription in a pseudo runic alphabet (Armanen runes). This script was developed by the German occultist Guido von List, whose bizarre interpretations of…

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This replica of the Jelling II stone is sold on the Viking Shield website here, either painted or unpainted.

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The danish passport features a representation of the Christ figure from Side C of the ninth-century Runestone of Harald Bluetooth, also on permanent display in situ at Jelling. The runic inscription on this side of the stone reads (in translation)…

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A chalk mural decorating the interior of one of the larger reconstructed townhouses in Ribe VikingCenter (the Thing-Hall)and telling the history of the Vikings in Ribe. It was produced using authentic materials and techniques by artist Trine Theut in…

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Norse Corp describes itself as "the world's largest dedicated threat intelligence network". The link to the Vikings and the use of a bind-rune as a logo may be linked to the company ethos: "We believe in taking the hits so our customers don’t have…

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Bar menus featuring runes as part of the branding.

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A banner at a festival with a rune on it.

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Runic pins reading 'Orkney', on sale in a tourist shop in Kirkwall.

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Runic mugs with the inscription 'Orkney'. Seen in a tourist shop in Kirkwall.

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The logo for Bluetooth short-range wireless technology is a bind rune made up of the initials of Harald Bluetooth's name using the runes of the younger futhark: ᚼ (H) (Hagall) and ᛒ (B) (Bjarkan). This tenth-century King of Denmark famously…
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