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Runes - Writing From

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

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.
The final rune belonging to the cycle of initiation. It
can often signal a major change or breakthrough in
the process of self change, often involving a
complete transformation of attitude.
For some this change can be so radical as to
promote complete disruption of the life they know,
and can if the supporting cast is negative even go
so far as to portend a death, though not always the
end of a life, it may be the end of a way of being.
Rest assured that the outcome be what it will be,
most often in a beneficial sense, and when
re-enforced with positive portents will signal a
time of achievement and prosperity, signalling the
darkness is lifting and the daylight approaches
with the swiftness of a tropical sunrise. Avoid
recklessness, work hard, and lend to the tasks
with a smile and a will.