Jonas Lau Markussen

ᛒ bjarkan

Bjarkan means birch tree.



Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:


Birch is leafy twig
and little tree
and fresh young shrub.



Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:


Birch is the shrub with the greenest leaves;
Loki was fortunate in his deceit.



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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