Jonas Lau Markussen

ᚠ fé

means wealth or cattle, as cattle were the equivalent of wealth. Meaning the more livestock you owned, the wealthier you were.

 

 

Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:

 

Wealth is the cause of conflict among kinsmen
and fire of the sea
and path of the serpent.

 

 

Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:

 

Wealth causes conflict among kinsmen;
a wolf is born in the woods.

 

 

LO: Long-branch
SH: Short-twig
ST: Staveless
VA: Variant
TW: Twig-runes
 
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration

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