The Anglo Saxon rune poem was first found on the manuscript titled Cotton MS. Otho B 10, which was incinerated in 1731 in a fire that claimed a wealth of precious knowledge. Were it not for the work of Humfrey Wanley, who had transcribed the manuscript before his death in 1726, one of the oldest and most complete works on runic folklore would have been lost to mankind. In addition to the original twenty-four runes from the Elder Futhark, there are five extra runes mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Futhorc. This was caused by a change in dialect from the earlier Germanic languages to old English. This page contains the twenty-nine characters originally mentioned in manuscript Cotton MS. Otho B 10, unabridged and without "correction."

First
Aett



Feoh
"Wealth"

Úr
"Auroch"

Ðorn
"Thorn"

Os
"God, Oden"

Rád
"Ride"

Cén
"Torch"

Gyfu
"Gift"

Wynn
"Elation"
Second
Aett



Hægl
"Hail"

Nyd
"Need"

Ís
"Ice"

Gér
"Harvest"

Éoh
"Yew"

PeorÞ
"Dice Cup"

Eolh-secg
"Marsh Creature"

Sigel
"Sun"
Third
Aett



Tír
"Tyr, Justice"

Beorc
"Birch"

Eh
"Horse"

Mann
"Man, Human"

Lagu
"Water"

Ing
"Hero or God"

Éþel
"Birthright"

Dæg
"Day"

Extra
Runes



Ác
"Oak"

Æsc
"Ash"

Ýr
"Yew Bow"

Ior
"Otter"

Éar
"Grave"



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