ANCR-301 Lessons

Hello. Welcome to your second year in the Room of Runes. I hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready for another year studying the fascinating world of ancient magical scripts. Today, we will briefly review what you learned last year, look at an interesting phenomenon that will guide our stud…

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IntroductionWelcome back to the Room of Runes. Today our topic is the Younger Futhark, its history, and general information on the runes that make it up. More specifically today we will take a look at the names and meanings of these later runes. Next week, we will go more in detail to discuss the c…

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IntroductionToday we will study the changes that happened to the runes of the Younger Futhark, look at tips and tools for translating, as well as take a closer look at some of the sources from which the magical (and Muggle) world gets most of their information about these runes: the rune poems. For…

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The Anglo-Saxon FuthorkToday we will begin our study of the third and final group of Germanic runes. In the years to come, we will study other writing systems that have come to be known collectively as “ancient runes”, but only the three Germanic Futharks are actually runes in the origi…

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IntroductionWelcome, class. Today we will be taking a brief respite from the later futharks and touching on a broader concept. Many of you are likely familiar with this concept, or have seen examples of the phenomenon, even if you cannot put a name to it. Our topic today is ligatures, also known as…

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IntroductionWelcome back to the Room of Runes. It appears you have recovered from sitting your midterms. I was impressed by your essays; your translations of both runic alphabets have greatly improved. However, I have noticed that many of you are still a bit confused as to what the futharks actuall…

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Now that we have seen a large amount of non-magical literature last week, we will take some time to focus on the other side of the coin. Additionally, there will also be a guest lecture from Emma Hart, who will introduce us to the significance of magical runic literature and, in particular, The Tal…

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Professor Wessex sits at the ornate wooden desk at the front of the room. She shifts large stacks of parchment around on her desk, almost completely hidden by the assorted papers. To her left, a quill scratches notes onto a separate piece of parchment of its own accord. When the last student is sea…

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Professor Wessex opens the doors to the Room of Runes for the final time this year, watching her students arrive for their last lesson on the Germanic runes. Once everyone has found their seat, she waves her wand to decorate the room with various runes that promise success and creativity, along wit…

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This year, we will delve into the later variations of the Germanic runes, studying the Younger Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon Futhork. We will also look at enchanted items and discuss the use of runes in literature.
Course Prerequisites:
  • ANCR-201
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