Proto-Norse

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the Germanic language of Scandinavia up until about 700

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A fusion of Scandinavian and ancient Nordic culture influences the music and arts scene, with music fans flocking from around the world for the shore-side festivals during the summer.
Festival director Melanie Iredale said: "The theme of 'Northernness' is one that's very close to my heart, and one that feels so very apt for Berwick - an ancient Nordic settlement, which lies in the heart of a coast shaped by its North Sea links.
It is a land rich in folklore, with stories of mysterious elves and trolls whose ancestry weaves an intricate tapestry dating back to the beliefs of ancient Nordic invaders.
For the first production in Bayreuth in 1876, Wagner's designers based their creation on current knowledge of ancient Nordic cultures, even getting into debates about how long, given the archeological evidence available, the swords should be.
The Germanic forest is full of myths: unicorns abound; the shade of Armenius who slaughtered the legions of Augustus hovers in pine scented air; the ancient Nordic gods wait for Wagner's trumpets.