Talk: Orkney Runes & book launch
August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr Raghnild Ljosland will give a talk on Orkney Runes
This talk explores the runic inscriptions found in Orkney which seem to have been made with a ‘magical’ purpose in mind: A runic amulet made from a bear’s tooth, and two inscribed pieces of metal. These will be explained in the light of other similar finds from Scandinavia, and we get a glimpse into the beliefs and superstitions among the medieval Norse.
Also, book launch for ‘The Orkney Book of Runes’, & music by Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch.