Runic Lore & Legend (Nigel Pennick)

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WYRDSTAVES OF OLD NORTHUMBRIA

A practical guide to the Anglo-Saxon Futhark and how runes were used in Old England examines the 33 Northumbrian runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark, providing the meanings, historical uses, symbolism, and related tree and plant spirits for each. Explores geomancy divination practices, the role of sacred numbers, and the power of the eight airs, or directions. Provides a magical history of Northumbria, as well as a look at the otherworldly beings who call these lands home, including boggarts, brownies, and dragons. Shows how traditional spirituality is intimately tied to the landscape and the cycle of the seasons.