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Runes - Writing From
History
Berkana
Runes.

An alphabet from
history, prehistory almost.

There are many ascribed
formats of runes, Celtic,
Egyptian, Saxon, Norse to
name but a few.

Which are the "Real"
runes - for this you must
do your own research as I
am not a scholar here,
just a small Glasgow
woman with many
interests.

As I make no claim to
being a teller of fortunes
or one who can see the
future, anything you
derive or define from this
section of the site you
bear full and sole
responsibility for.
In the words
of Burns, as he
wrote from the heart.

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victorie.

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's power,
Chains and slaverie.

Wha would be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a Slave?
Let him turn and flie:

Wha for Scotland's king and law,
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or free-man fa',
Let him follow me.

By Oppression's woes and pains!
By your Sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud Usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow!
Let us Do - or Die!!
!

Choose your destiny.
Note: Runes have been included in this site for a couple of reasons - firstly they were the ancient Norse
and have also been claimed to be the ancient Celtic form of writing, and secondly just because I happen
to have a personal interest there. Please note - all runic items on this website are for education,
dissemination of information and enjoyment / entertainment only.
A Cycle Rune, Berkana equates to fertility, not
just for the human, but for all things both
symbolic and actual. Worldly mattes, family
matters, and affairs of the self.
This rune has a gentle and pervasive action, an
action that will ripple through your life in the
most benevolent and beneficial of ways.
Consider the aspects of things you might
attempt with care, thought and clear motives,
and success will most certainly be assured.
This rune symbolizes growth and rebirth in all
matters, a fresh start, and success.
Reversed, Merkstave or Widdershins:

A Cycle Rune, Berkana equates to fertility in it's
upright aspect, not just for the human, but for all
things both symbolic and actual. Reversed it can
be the time before the spring, the barrenness of
winter, however it must be remembered that
Spring will inevitably follow. Worldly mattes,
family matters, and affairs of the self, should not
be approached at this time, excepting as to
germination of improvements and concepts.
This rune has a gentle and pervasive action, an
action that will ripple through your life in the most
benevolent and beneficial of ways.