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Hemming Wotansson
Monday, May 18th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I noticed through most discussion people talked about the elder futhark but nobody really talks about the order of the futhark and why we use it in that particular order.
To be honest most people in my theory use the wrong order.
They begin with Fehu and end with Othala.
Why? I dont really know. There is only 1 on the 9 surviving Elder Futhark scrips. That end with othala. When in fact there are 2 and that is the most common that end with Dagaz.
Does anybody know why most people end with othala?

ambertwilight
Friday, February 12th, 2010, 11:50 PM
yes i always end the futhark runes with dagaz, though for many years when i first started to study runes i was under the impression that odal finished the
3rd aett. It was only after i had read several books on the subject that i realised that dagaz is the final charactar - thats what made sense to me anyway.
But you are absolutely right - its astounding on how many books you find even today that portray odal/othilia as the final rune in the elder futhark.