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Karl Kempton


Rune 12: Dream of the Cross





The text the 30 images on this and the following four pages devolve from is Karl Young's translation of A Dream of the Rood, a runic text found on an elaborately carved eighth Century stone cross, and turned into Anglo-Saxon and extended in a manuscript of devotional works, now referred to as The Vercelli Book, compiled around the end of the tenth Century.

Karl Young's translation and his notes on the poem and its provenance can be found at http://www.thing.net/~grist/ld/young/ky-drc.htm.







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