lunes, 2 de febrero de 2015


The rune stones of the Viking period were erected in memory of the dead – mostly powerful people – and their honourable deeds. They were intended to be visible and were painted in bright colours. The stones often stood near roads or bridges, where many people passed by. They were not necessarily placed at the burial of the person they commemorated.

Their inscriptions feature the names of the people who lived and died at this time. They also provide information about the travels, great achievements and sad fates of these individuals. 

The runic inscriptions always name the people who erected the stones and those the stones were raised for. Rune stones were placed in honour of both men and women. Often mentioned are the deceased’s closest kin, position in society, perhaps a short description of his or her character and the circumstances surrounding death. The inscription can also include the rune carver’s name and a curse upon anyone who dares to desecrate the stone. In addition, after the introduction of Christianity, a prayer for the soul of the deceased might be present. Ornamentation and images are also found upon rune stones.

Runes carved upon rune stones also served a variety of purposes, not only to tell a history of someone, in fact, we have a variety of examples of magical or mystical purpose.

The stone in other planes could be like a mirror in which other entities could read what someone is carving on the stone, that's the reason why some people carve it like someone were watching from the other side, beside that, it's a fundamental pillar to establish a geometrical figure or to maintain a solid energetic structure ... the most powerful and permanent element of magic, through this element, the energy materializes on earth ...

JL Rod

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