Summer landscape with rolling fields, 1890, Carl Frederic Aagaard
Iar byþ eafix and ðeah a bruceþfodres on foldan, hafaþ fægerne eardwætre beworpen, ðær he wynnum leofaþ.
Three runes from the Anglo-Saxon futhorc represent animals. They are the Aurochs, the horse and the eel. Eels are revered in many cultures; from the Maori of New Zealand to the Japanese who celebrate an unagi (eel) day each Summer called Doyo Ushinohi.
The Anglo-Saxons also ate eels which are high in vitamin A and calcium. King Henry I is said to have died from eating too many lamprey eels. The oldest European eel lived in a well in Sweden and was 155 years old. They spawn in the bermuda triangle then swim all the way to England to live in our rivers and breed.
The text in the image is from the Anglo-Saxon rune poem.
What gods are closest to your heart?