Six Questions XVI: Teresa Dröfn Njarðvík

Teresa Dröfn Njarðvík is an Icelandic academic, author, and heathen. Over the past year, two books on the subject of the runic alphabet authored by Teresa have entered publication: Icelandic Runes: A Brief History, published by Almenna Bókafélagið, and Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark, published by the Icelandic Magic Company (which will soon see an Icelandic language edition).

The native writing system of the ancient Germanic peoples, the runic alphabets were eventually replaced in general use by the Latin alphabet. While runes remained in use for specialized purposes in parts of the Nordic countries more or less until the present day, a revival of interest in the subject has occurred in modern popular culture in recent years. Outside of runology, Teresa focuses primarily on manuscript studies.