ANCR-201 Lessons

WelcomeHello and welcome to Ancient Runes, students. As the more observant of you will have deduced, I am you professor. My name is Professor Wessex and this is the Room of Runes. Not only is this the room where you will learn about magical scripts and writings, but it also houses some very impor...

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Today's TopicsWelcome back, everyone. I trust you are finding your way a little easier to the Room of Runes by now. Be on the lookout for Peeves; he likes to switch the entrance door on occasion. I was delighted to notice several of you perusing the books after class last week, and I hope to see ...

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I am glad you have returned once again to the Room of Runes. I am hoping that, since you have returned today, you have chosen to stay with this class this year, and perhaps even for the next few years. Today, we will begin working with the runes in earnest. That means we will begin learning to u...

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Today's TopicsWelcome to Week Four of Ancient Runes. We will be covering the first eight runes of the Elder Futhark today. I know that you are still coming to grips with the sounds of all 24 runes, but it will get easier as you use them, so keep practising. Before we start discussing today&rs...

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WelcomeCan you believe that we are already at the halfway point? Where is the year going?! It has been a pleasure having you with me so far, and I look forward to the rest of the year. We’ve got some exciting things planned. This week we are covering runes 9-16. As you prepare for your mid...

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Today is our final lesson focusing on individual runes, meaning we are covering our last grouping - Tyr’s aett. At the end of this lesson, you should be familiar with the phonetic and ideographic meanings of all 24 runes of the Elder Futhark. Next week, we will begin looking at the Elder Fu...

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Welcome and Topics for TodayWelcome to Ancient Runes, Year Two, Lesson Seven. Today we will be talking about translating runic inscriptions in more detail. We will discuss the two ways runes can be translated and practice with two examples. You will remember that we discussed the phonetic trans...

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WelcomeWelcome to your last full class of Ancient Runes 201! Next week will be a review, as well as your final exam. Last week, we discussed the different ways of translating runic inscriptions. This week, I will be speaking a little bit about how runes can enhance your other spellwork, including...

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ReviewWelcome to the final lesson for Ancient Runes 201! I hope that you've had an enjoyable year, and are looking forward to next year. We will have very little new material this lesson in order to give you opportunity to study for your final exams as well as the enjoyable final essay. The Elde...

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Have you ever come across strange markings in old, worn books and wondered what they said? Do you have a love for languages and writing? Would you like to learn some of the world’s oldest magic? The study of Ancient Runes is a course concerning itself with ancient magical scripts from around the world, their history, their linguistics, and the spells they were used to compose. This year, prepare to enter the world of the Nords, the councils of the magi, and the halls of Valhalla. Enroll