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Blutwölfin
Friday, November 18th, 2005, 05:41 PM
The rune researcher Heinz Klingenberg examined the unfortunately destroyed Gallehus Horns (http://www.blutundboden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2030) and set up this theory:

The inscription on the horns says

EKHLEWAGASTIR:HOLTIJAR:HORNA:TAWIDO
(The last word is written in an other style than the first three words are.)

Translated into English it means
I, Hlewagastir Holtijar, made the horn.

Klingenberg used the common Futhark to interpret the numerical value
(Wordend-R = Algiz):

a.) E K H L E W A G A S T I R
19-6-9-21-19-8-4-7-4-16-17-11-15
13 Runes, sum = 156

b.) H O L T I J A R
9-24-21-17-11-12-4-15
8 Runes, sum = 113

c.) H O R N A
9-24-5-10-4
5 Runes, sum = 52

d.) T A W I D O
17-4-8-11-23-24
6 Runes, sum = 87

The inscription contains of 32 Runes with 16 different letters. The Runes form 13 syllables.

There are several regularity in these numbers:
156 = 12 x 13, 52 = 4 x 13.

a+b = 273 = 21x13 (:=4) = 21 Runes
b+c = 169 = 13x13 = 13 Runes
c+d = 143 = 11x13 = 11 Runes
d+a = 247 = 19x13 = 19 Runes

16 Runic signs plus the dot were used:

A R K G W H N I J >R< S T E L D O
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 19 21 23 24
= 207 + . = 208 = 16x13

6 vowels (A,W,I,J,E,O)
= 78 = 6x13

10 consonants + . (R,G,K,H,N,>R<,S,T,L,D)
= 129 + . = 130 = 10x13

As you can see, the whole thing is interweaved with the number 13.

The 13 is known as a ancient magical number which knows how to bind everything. The 13. rune is Eihwaz and Eihwaz is known to be able to bind charms. There's an old saying: "Unter Eiben kann kein Zauber weilen!" (Translation: "Underneath a yew tree no charm can exist")

13 is also the number for transmutation, for a change and is between the times. In former times, when next to the sun calendar also the moon calendar was in use, from time to time a 13th month was implemented to adjust the in calculation of time.