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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