Greeting Cards

Block Printed Viking Age Runestone Art Blank Greeting Card with Envelope



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    Block Printed Viking Age Runestone Art Blank Greeting Card with Envelope

    This beautiful Viking Age Sønder Kirkeby Runestone inspired design is hand carved into a linoleum block, and is then carefully hand printed on 4"X6" Kraft Brown Blank Greeting Cards using block printing ink.

    Sønder Kirkeby Runestone

    The Sønder Kirkeby runestone at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The runestone dates to the late 11th century and archaeologists took note of it in 1802; it was taken from its place in the church in Sønder Kirkeby near Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, in 1811. The runestone was originally placed as a memorial to the inscriber’s brother.

    The inscription "[Sa]ssurr satti stēn þennsi æft Āsgo[t] brōður sinn, en [hann] varð dǿðr ā Go[tlandi](?). Þōrr vīgi rūnaR [þessi]."
    Translated: (Sa)ssur placed this stone in memory of Ásgautr his brother, and [he] died on Go(tland). May Þórr hallow [these] runes.

    The runestone is significant for many reasons, chief among which is the fourth (and final) line of the runic inscription, which translates as “Thor hallow these runes.”

    This illustrates an important role for Thor, who in addition to his role as god of storms, charioteer, and protector of mankind, was also known as Blessing-Thor. Thor’s name was invoked during many rituals, including weddings, funerals, and to bless newborns and daily meals.

    • Each card is a unique work of art, crafted in the Ravens Galdr workshop.
    • These cards are MADE TO ORDER, taking one to three days to prepare for shipping.
    • Colors available are Red and Black.
    • Pack of Five available for special rate!
    • Cards are carefully packed and shipped in 6"X8" rigid folders to insure safe delivery via USPS.
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