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Odin's Runes: The Ancient Germanic Rune Poems

by AElfric

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Be prepared to be transported back in time to the halls of the ancient Rune Masters! Hear the surviving elder lore of the Runes sung in their original languages accompanied only by traditional instruments.

Odin's Runes: The Ancient Germanic Rune Poems is a collection of the rune poems, verses and charms composed over a millenia ago by ancient skaldic Rune Masters which has been brought back to life in music. Included are The Norwegian Rune Poem, The Icelandic Rune Poem, the Abecedarium Nordmannicum, and Ælfric's new and improved rendition of the Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem which includes all 29 verses. Also included are the Rune verses from the Elder Edda: Odin's Rune Song from the Hávamál (“I know that I hung from a winswept tree...”), Odin's 18 rune charms from the Hávamál, as well as the Rune charms from The Lay of Sigurdrífa and The Spell of Gróa.

A PDF of the lyrics in the original languages (Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon/Old English) and modern English translation is included with download of the full album. If you only buy single tracks or if you only need the lyrics, the lyric booklet PDF is available above under Merch.

Available on CD Here: www.createspace.com/800048887


released March 19, 2016

Ælfric: vocals, harps, drums. Priya: flutes, percussion. Music by Ælfric and Priya. Lyrics of all songs are from ancient rune poems and verses. Ek Erilar by Ælfric, adapted from ancient runic inscriptions and the Rúnatal. Produced by Ælfric and Priya. Recorded and mixed at Hræfnscir Studio November 2015-February 2016. Cover photography by Priya. Liner photography by Gaurangi Benner-Tapia. Thanks to Brian Benner and Jahnavi Tapia for their drums.


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AElfric Ashcroft, British Columbia

AElfric is one of the main pioneers of the revival of traditional ancient heathen folk music. This music is sung in the ancient languages of Anglo-Saxon and Gothic, using the traditional ancient poetic verse form such as that found in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, that was used by the Scops (Bards) of old. He has also published 3 books about the Gothic tradition (see Lulu link below). ... more

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