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Dowrgi
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    Hi Dave,

    The name *sowilo is a modern reconstruction in proto-Germanic based on the Norse and Anglo-Saxons names of the rune, which were variations of Norse sól and Anglo-Saxon sigel, that is to say, the sun. The name sig, I believe, was invented in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, a lot of Germanic/Norse material in the early 20th century was appropriated and adulterated by German nationalists and used in the propaganda of the Nazis and extreme nationalism and volkisch ideologues.

    Bennathow
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