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{{disambig-two|the historical runes of Europe also used in ''[[The Hobbit]]''|runes used in [[Middle-earth]]|[[Cirth]]}}
 
{{disambig-two|the historical runes of Europe also used in ''[[The Hobbit]]''|runes used in [[Middle-earth]]|[[Cirth]]}}
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[[Image:Dwarfrunes.JPEG|thumb|The Anglo-Saxon runes as used in ''[[The Hobbit]]'']]
 
{{quote|Whatever are runes? |[[Bilbo Baggins]], [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]}}
 
{{quote|Whatever are runes? |[[Bilbo Baggins]], [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]}}
 
The '''Runic alphabet''' was a system of writing based on angular shapes that could easily be carved into wood or stone. It originated and was used mainly in Northern Europe, by the [[Old English|Anglo-Saxons]] and the [[Old Norse|Norse tribes]]. One theory says that Runes evolved from Etruscan writing, however other quasi-runic scripts in other parts of the world ([[wikipedia:Rovásírás|Rovásírás]] and [[wikipedia:Orkhon script|Orkhon Script]]) also exist.
 
The '''Runic alphabet''' was a system of writing based on angular shapes that could easily be carved into wood or stone. It originated and was used mainly in Northern Europe, by the [[Old English|Anglo-Saxons]] and the [[Old Norse|Norse tribes]]. One theory says that Runes evolved from Etruscan writing, however other quasi-runic scripts in other parts of the world ([[wikipedia:Rovásírás|Rovásírás]] and [[wikipedia:Orkhon script|Orkhon Script]]) also exist.

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