Jonas Lau Markussen

ᚱ reið

Reið means to ride or a ride.



Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:


Riding is the joy of the horsemen
and speedy journey
and toil of the steed.



Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:


Riding is said to be the worst thing for horses;
Reginn forged the finest sword.



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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