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Runes, Runic crosses (Runas, Cruces rúnicas)

Fishburn and Hughes: Runes were the characters of an early alphabet current in parts of northern Europe (Scandinavia in particular). The word is often used now to describe something secret and mysterious. The Theologians: the crosses which Borges defines as 'runic' are in fact wheeled crosses, the result of the fusion of Viking culture with Celtic Christianity. The wheel was a prominent symbol in early Norse mythology, where it represented the sun. The Theologians; Brodie’s Report