Elder Futhark Runes Set - Cherry Wood Nordic Viking Travel Runes - Witchy Pagan Gift Pocket Runes Set for Divination and Healing- 25 Piece
A set of 25 Mini Pocket Runes to use on your travels.
These runes come in a little cotton draw string pouch for safe keeping.
★ Made from a beautiful Cherry plywood and carefully laser cut, these genuine Elder Futhark runes are a perfect lightweight pocket size.
★Blank Odin's Rune is included in the set (use is optional).
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There are 3 sizes available but please send me a message if you would like a size not listed.
These have been carefully handmade in my daughter's pet and smoke free home in Florida!
The color in the photos has not been filtered or changed but please keep in mind that natural wood does vary in color.
★What Are Runes?★
The word ‘rune’ simply means mystery, whisper or secret and it’s a form of divination or oracle reading system that’s used to help gain insight into situations or questions. Runes can be made of various materials, but are most commonly made of wood or stone, and feature a symbol from the runic alphabet on them.
There are various different types of runic alphabets used on runes, with one of the oldest ones being the old Germanic runic alphabet known as ‘Elder Futhark’. The Elder Futhark contains 24 runes, the first six of which spell out the word ‘futhark’.
Over time this was adapted and in order to use it to write in Anglo-Saxon or Old English, a number of other runes were added to the alphabet, bringing it up to 33. This is known as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc.
Another adaptation is the Younger, or Scandinavian, Futhark, which is believed to have been used in Scandinavia until the 17th century. All of these variations highlight changes that were made as people moved and emigrated to different countries.
As well as each rune symbol being a letter of the alphabet, they also have symbolic meanings too. Although many of these date back to traditional meanings, which would have meant a lot to the people using the runic alphabet, the intention behind the symbols still has relevance today.