Elder Futhark Rune Set
Handmade Wooden Elder Futhark Rune set.
Comes with a cotton muslin bag and a manual on how to use the set.
There are two sizes of the set. The Regular set is a combination of rune sizes, 1 to 1.25 inches, but mostly medium to large pieces. They are about .25 thick.
The second option is for the mini rune set. This set is mostly .75-1 inch runes. They are about .25 thick.
Hand cut from Juniper, they have the bark around the edges and a beautiful red and golden center. These runes are an assortment of sizes and they vary in shape: round, oval, and irregular. These pieces are handmade used with a wood burning and carving technique.
The Elder Futhark is the oldest of the Scandinavian Futhark alphabet variants starting around 150-800 AD. Runes are the letters within this runic alphabet which were used to write Germanic languages until the adoption of the Latin alphabet.
The word “rune” is taken to mean “secret or something hidden” and is thought to be used for divination purposes and gain insight into situations or questions. Thus the Elder Futhark alphabet were used as magical symbols for charms, spells and casting, and knowledge of the runes was considered esoteric and act like an oracle for knowledge.
There are 24 different runes in this runic alphabet and the name of each rune holds a meaning and can also stand for an item or idea; the first 6 of which spell out the word “Futhark”.
Runes can be made of various materials, commonly made of stones, but traditionally are thought to be made out of wood and carved into trees. There is no “blank” rune, as I have chosen to keep this set traditional. Keep your runes in the cotton pouch or something like it to keep them together, you must have all 24 pieces in order for them to work.
Runes can be used to help guide you through current problems or issues and help show you what is likely to happen. They are not a form of fortune-telling and don't offer exact answers or advice, rather they offer different variable and suggest how you could behave if the event does occur. They hint towards answers but leave you to work out the details and harness our intuition.
We have free will and the power to make and follow our own path, so if you receive information you do not like, take it as an opportunity to change the direction that you have been following.
The Manual is 9 pages long counting both sides of the page. I included a brief history, definitions of each rune as well as several different layouts you can use.