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I think Borges uses the name Runeberg for several reasons. One is intentionally ironic, in that Runeberg himself is the polar opposite of what his name represents. The idea of the rune conjures up Celtic nature myths, Druids, magic stones and rites, and even human sacrifice... but all natural, primitive, mysterious, sacred. The idea of berg as mountain images for us something of nature as part of earth, and for Borges it might or might not have been meant to remind us of something Jewish. In my case, I was thinking German, so that the name had an odd compound disparity to it... one Norse and Celtic, the other Germanic and Teutonic, yet both natural and connotative of something other than dry, sophistic, contentious theological debates or arguments.
I'll have more to say on this in a day or two when I get more time to suss the story out, along with some criticism.
Thanks for your comments. I look forward to more both from you and others as they get a chance to read Borges. He's marvelous, isn't he?