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Last Nine Runes
« on: May 14, 2016, 05:46:29 am »
I'm reading G. Ronald Murphy's book, Tree of Salvation, which in my opinion is not worth reading, but one of his insights got my attention.

In his book he claims Christianity had an influencing hand in the Runic origins, which I do not believe. He attempts to translate the Runic order into some Christian syncretism to justify that belief. Doing away with that, the last nine Runes he translates is pretty powerful in my opinion:

Murphy starts with Sowilo, Tiwaz, Berkana, and Ehwaz. He adds an “a” vowel to come up with the German word Stäbe, which translates as “rod” or “staff” – not too far of a stretch to stave.

The next three Runes are Mannaz, Laguz, and Ingwaz, “which are a form of the Germanic root mahlian (Old Saxon) ‘to speak’ or ‘to talk’” (164).

Murphy finishes with Othala/Dagaz to construct the word “OD,” which he translates as “heritable property” (164). I’m unable to find proof of that translation. I know Othala can translate as "inheritance; inherited estate."  

Adding these last “9” Runes together we discover that our true "inheritance is the Runes, the Talking Staves."

The fact that it's "9" Runes is pretty cool. Beyond the "OD" word, everything else checks out.

What do you think? Too far of a stretch or worthy to repeat?


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