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cache type FAHRENHEIT 451! - Poulsbo, WA. cache size

by Fledermaus
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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 47° 44.100'   W 122° 38.400'
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Poulsbo ,    Washington    98370
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Jan 2007
Waypoint (Landmark): N024B2
Open Cache:    Non-commercial use only
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. No pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

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This geocache has been approved by Kitsap Regional Library through Carol Schuyler, Deputy Director.
With Authorization Only, geocaches are permitted within the library system!

Carol Schuyler, Interim Director, Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton WA. 98310

E-Mail: cschuyler@krl.org - Phone: 360-405-9127 - FAX 360-405-9128.






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FAHRENHEIT 451! - VI

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A Brief Study Of The
"Elder Futhark" Runes.

Alphabet:
Runes are an alphabetic script used by the peoples of Northern Europe from the 1st Century C.E. until well into the Middle Ages. In addition to their use as a written alphabet, the runes also served as a system of symbols used for magic and divination. Runes fell into disuse as the Roman alphabets became the preferred script for most of Europe, but their forms and meanings were preserved in inscriptions and manuscripts.

Runes were carved on amulets, drinking cups, battle spears, over the lintels of dwellings and onto the prows of Viking ships. The Rune castors of the Teutons and Vikings wore startling garb that made them easily recognizable. Honored, welcomed and feared these shamans were familiar figures in tribal circles. There is evidence that a fair number of runic practitioners were women.

Runic symbols have been carved into pieces of hardwood, incised on metal or cut into leather that was then stained with pigment. The most common Runes were smooth flat stones or pebbles with symbols or glyphs painted on one side. The practitioner would keep them in a pouch, shake them and scatter the pebbles on the ground. Those falling with glyphs upward were then interpreted.

Numbers:
There are no numeral symbols associated with runes. However, it is possible to write arithmetic expressions by spelling out the names of numbers in runes, but that's all. The ancients had special names for some particular numbers to make it easier to write them. Our modern words "dozen" and "score" are examples.

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The ancients used tally marks (one scratch for 1, three scratches for 3, four with a diagonal strike-through for five, etc) until the Roman script became prevalent, then roman numerals were common until the modern arabic number forms emerged.

Credits: Bob, The Runemaker.



Now that you have a small understanding of the importance of Runes, let's see just how much more there is to learn, by doing some research on the internet! You will be required to decipher the following Runes before hunting for this cache.


N 47* 44.???'. = ________.

W 122* 38.???'. = ________.


For Reference Only: XYZ = ??? = ________.






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