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Runes were used in Germanic language before the introduction of the Latin alphabet, including by the Vikings. Believed to hold power, symbolize inherent qualities and associated with magic, they also have meanings in more modern divination and oracle reading. Here we take a look at their origin, etymology and meanings.

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The depiction of a serpent or dragon consuming its own tail is an old one. A symbol of the cyclical nature of things, and linked to the end of the world and immortality, it's woven its way through time and across cultures for over a millennia. Origins and influences Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the Ouroboros first appears in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The symbol persisted into Roman times, often appearing on magical talismans. The World Serpent found its way into Western culture through the Greek Magical Papyri - a body of writing...

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