The book is a little guide to understanding the ancient rune letters. Where-ever the Vikings went, they took the language of the runes with them. Runes have been found from the Black Sea and Russia in the East, all over Europe and Scandinavia and in Greenland. There are runes on memorial stones, weapons and tools. They were used to send messages, mark possessions, make calendars and other writings. Each letter is explained with the help of a runic verse dating from the Viking Age.