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Stone & Violet Elder Futhark Set
25 Elder Futhark Runes are included in the set (24 engraved runes and one blank rune). Handmade here in the Stone & Violet studio in Pennsylvania and crafted from solid Poplar wood. Each rune has been hand beveled and sanded individually to create 25 smooth and tactile pieces. I made these pieces nice and large with ample thickness so that when cast, you will get a clear reading with your pieces either landing face up, face down (reverse) or on their side. This is ideal to give clear and concise castings.
While it is best to create your own special Rune set, I realize that not everyone has the means to do so, so I created these pieces with love and light, positive energy and nothing but wonderful intentions for those who are looking for that special pre-made set. Stained in a dark walnut shade for engraving contrast and packaged in a Muslin drawstring pouch. This set has been crafted to display nicely within our three-compartment boxes.
Runes measure approximately 1.5" tall and .65" thick.
Poplar is an energetically diverse wood. It is a masculine energy wood however it is influenced by the power of Venus which carries with it a softer, feminine energy. Poplar is known to be an excellent wood for divination and magical workings and is often used for crafting wands. It is a wood to rely upon time and time again, for its consistency, strength and uniform power.
Casting runes is one of the most mysterious divination methods, one that is steeped in Viking history.
Runes are more than just a tool for divination. The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabet. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts such as runestones, amulets and tools dating back to the 2nd through 8th centuries. The Elder Futhark is divided into three Aetts, which is a family of 8 runes, with each Aett being ruled by its own God.
Freyjas Aett is the first group of eight runes. This group deals with the establishment of order. The coming together of the primal forces of fire, ice, chaos and order to bring about the gift of the gods... the world we live on and life itself. This is the Aett of the nurturer: the Mother, the Farmer and the Merchant. This group was named for Freyja who was worshipped as the Goddess of Fertility, and was often portrayed as a goddess of Love, Beauty and Attraction. Freyja was said to be the most beloved, honored and renowned among all goddesses.
Heimdalls Aett (sometimes identified as Hagal's Aett) is the second group of eight runes. This group deals with the energies that weave, pull and disrupt... energies which consequently allow for change to take place. Heimdall in Norse Mythology was the watchman of the gods. Heimdall dwelled at the entry to Asgard where he guarded Bifrost, the rainbow bridge. He required less sleep than a bird, could see 100 leagues, and could hear grass growing in the meadows and wool growing on sheep. Heimdall is a warrior. Ever-watchful, he struggles against overwhelming odds, showing unending courage in his duties. The runes in this Aett represent dynamic powers of transformation which serve as a counter balance to the forces of creation.
Tyr's Aett is the final group of eight runes. This group represents protection, establishment of order and justice. Tyr was one of the principal Norse war gods along side of Thor and Odin, but also the god who presided over matters of law and justice.
Please Note: This listing is for one set of handmade Runes, drawstring pouch included. Rune Box and other items shown are not included but are available in the shop.
Looking for a glance-to guide for the meanings of each Runic symbol? The Elder Futhark Art Print
makes an excellent companion to your Rune set.