Can of Worms


image by Crispina Kemp

I found this wand. I didn’t know that’s what it was but my kiddish brain thought it the right word. The markings on it I have since discovered are runes (Nyd Is Hægl. Rad. Wynn Rad Eoh Tir Os Nyd). But they’re not the Younger or Elder Futhark that are used on modern rune-sets. Good old Google helped me find them. They’re from the Anglo-Frisian Futhark, brought to England by the earliest Germanic settlers and found in Norfolk from CE 450 on. I’ve tried to read them but Google Translator hasn’t yet an option for Anglo-Saxon.

96 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Rune

I admit to cheating. This is an excerpt from Can of Worms, a story in The Spinner’s Game series which I posted here in serial form back in 2017

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Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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13 Responses to Can of Worms

  1. Dale says:

    It’s not a cheat if we’ve not already ready it 😉
    And so funny… I am watching The Last Kingdom and it’s all Anglo-Saxons vs Danes 🙂 No runes, though.

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  2. Frank says:

    Very interesting!


  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It’s not cheating, it’s recycling 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bill says:

    Point of view. Well done, Crispna. Why have Google if we’re not going to use it? 🙂

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