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Books recommended for Runes
« on: July 19, 2011, 12:13:12 pm »
I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

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Re: Books recommended for Runes
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 03:15:50 pm »
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I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

 
Futhark by Edred Thorsson was a decent read. I would not recommend Ralph Blum.  I would also recommend reading some of the work by Kveldulf Gundarsson.

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Re: Books recommended for Runes
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 05:01:24 am »
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I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

 
My first book on runes was called 'Rune Magic' by Nigel Pennick and I found it to be really good.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 06:59:03 pm »
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Futhark by Edred Thorsson was a decent read. I would not recommend Ralph Blum.  I would also recommend reading some of the work by Kveldulf Gundarsson.

 
I second the recommendation of Edred Thorsson as well as the panning of Blum.  He just made up his own pseudo-Christian interpretation of the Runes and really doesn't even bear mentioning.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 04:36:05 pm »
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I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

 
I misread what you were asking the first time I saw this (I thought you wanted only books, and preferably simple ones... d'oh) so I didn't reply.

There are quite a few websites that have rune info, but the one I see recommended most, and that I think highly of, is this one: http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/ - I posted that link to another thread (by ZombyFrogg) at around the same time you first asked, so you may have seen it already.

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Re: Books recommended for Runes
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 02:42:00 pm »
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I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

 
My favourite book is Stephen Pollington's Rudiments of Runelore It has a good historical background and all of the rune poems.
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Re: Books recommended for Runes
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 07:10:13 pm »
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I have a love of runes but only one exceptionally simple book on them so I was hoping that someone here could recommend some reading for me :)

 
My first book on the runes was Runes by Jonathan Dee and I found it very good :)
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