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Episode 28 – The First Rune: Bovine Bank Accounts

February 14th, 2018

Shout out to TAC Charter Member Kelly Marie Geary who suggested the topic for this episode


Things we talk about in this episode:


Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. 



Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence



Background fire ambience by inchadney from


The William Tell Overture  HYPERLINK "" and to hear it played properly:  HYPERLINK ""

“This is the BBC...”


Havamal verse 3 -  (warm knees) 


The Elder Futhark and The Younger Futhark:  HYPERLINK "" l "elder" 


The Anglo Saxon Futhork:  HYPERLINK "" 


The origins of the word alphabet – from first two letters of the Greek letters ‘Alpha Beta’  HYPERLINK "" 


‘Sounds like steam escaping...’ Blazing Saddles (1974)


The Rune Poems – where the aspects or concepts of the runes come from.  There are a few rune poems: Anglo Saxon Rune Poem, Norwegian Rune Poem, Icelandic Rune Poem, Abercandium Normandicum.


For rune poems, Suzanne has Dickins ‘Runic and Heroic Poems’.  There’s a PDF of the full text available online here: 


“The love of money is the root of all evil” The Holy Bible, Timothy 6:10


Viking coinage and hack silver – there are plenty of Viking age hoards which have Arabic coinage in, here’s three to start you off:
Thurcaston Hoard – Leicester, UK -   HYPERLINK "" 

Spillings Hoard – Gotland, Sweden -  HYPERLINK "" 

Skaill Hoard – Sanday, Orkney -  HYPERLINK "" 


Sigtuna Box (with a rather nifty runic curse on guarding against theft)  HYPERLINK "" 


How do you measure wealth?  


“Cattle die, kindred die.” Havamal verses 76 and 77


Cattle/cows as the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the Gothic alphabet and the Greek alphabet.


“Kindred and Kine”  HYPERLINK "" 


Irish cattle raids, such as the Cattle Raid of Cooley:  HYPERLINK "" 


Zoastrianism and the group soul of domesticated cattle, more on how cattle are viewed in different faiths can be found here:  HYPERLINK "" 


Mind Bender: the Phonecian letter ‘A’.  The ideogram for cattle.  HYPERLINK "" 


Feoh is also a picture of a cow: horns through a yolk.  


The etemology of the word ‘fee’  HYPERLINK "" 


Suzanne’s UPG moment: The giant in Jack and Beanstalk.  The understanding came from a conversation a few years ago with a Vitki (runic magician) in Derbyshire.


The Norse creation myth: Audhumla (the cosmic cow)  HYPERLINK ",23,audhumla.html",23,audhumla.html 


Electricity: only works when it’s moving -  HYPERLINK "" 


(TV Tropes: warning, don’t go here unless you have a good few hours spare…  HYPERLINK "" )


How to find us online


Suzanne gets to be fierce