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Post  AgathonZante on Sun May 21, 2017 8:00 pm

Can a Hellenist use runes?

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Re: Divination Tools

Post  Erodius on Sun May 28, 2017 5:32 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Can a Hellenist use runes?

I am unsure why you would, for several reasons.

1. Divination itself is of somewhat questionable ethics.

2. Various classical Graeco-Roman methods of divination do exist, should one choose to engage with them. Alphabetic oracles of slightly different sorts were indeed very common, but use of Norse runes? No.

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Post  AgathonZante on Sun May 28, 2017 6:35 pm

If using divination tools of another language is wrong, then we can't speak English when talking about or worshiping the Gods. I think there's also evidence that the rune system was inspired by the Greek alphabet. I know that they weren't used in ancient Greece. My question was, can a Hellenist today use them?

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Post  Thrasyvoulos on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:54 am

AgathonZante wrote:If using divination tools of another language is wrong, then we can't speak English when talking about or worshiping the Gods. I think there's also evidence that the rune system was inspired by the Greek alphabet. I know that they weren't used in ancient Greece. My question was, can a Hellenist today use them?

When engaging with Hellenic deities, is it not better to approach them within the cultural context they revealed themselves in?

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