Runic Inscriptions

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Contemporary Runes

     On a stamp commemorating the thousandth anniversary of the founding of the Althing or parliament of Iceland issued in 1930 a runic inscription over the picture of the parliament building reads MED LOGUM SKAL LAND BIGGA, "With the law shall the land be built."

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     The inscription on the stamp below above the picture is LOGSOGUMATHAR A ALTHING, "Law Speaker at the Althing."

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     The inscription on the emblem of the  Frontier Guardsmen, a unit of Norwegian Nazi volunteers, in runic-like characters is "Front Kjemper." The stamp was issued by the Quisling puppet government with a surcharge to aid the Guardsmen.


SCN 1350a     The booklet pane shows the Scandinavian gods: Fröja or Freja, the wife of Odin; Heimdall, the rainbow god; Thor the god of  thunder, Frö or Fre, the goddess of peace,  fertility, and weather; and Odin, the "all  father." Their names appear on he stamps in runic letters.

     The booklet cover has a set of runic letters  and their latin equivalents and a medallion  inscribed with runic letters on the front. On  the inside and back of the booklet the  various gods are identified.




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