Runes in Magic

Last year, I became more connected to my magical gifts and abilities which started me on my path of magical learning. I started with tarot knowing that I already knew the basics of how to conduct a reading, but I wanted to discover other branches of divination. One of these subjects was learning to read and decipher runes. Many associate runes with Viking but history reveals that runes were discovered long before the Norse created their version of the carved alphabet.

Runes were first discovered in the first and second century. Runes were raised symbols carved into rock formations or rune stones, which many uses to learn the multiple alphabets. These translations are used to help recreate Viking lore and help those hoping to influence the fantasy genre.

Futhorc Runes Many believe these runes were created after England was influenced by Viking raids. This alphabet consists of twenty-nine to thirty-three letters. The Runewell cross is a notable example of this rune system. This is one of the three well known rune systems.

Runes in Magic

Runes in Magic


These runes are broken down into two categories, the elder and younger futhark. The complete set including all twenty-four runes was discovered on the Kylver Stone in Gotland, Sweden. These runes were grouped together in collections of eight and were used to create rune poems.

However, despite the runes being named after their sounds, there was no clear way on how to read the runes from left or right, or where to place spaces. The Younger Futhark is what many associate with old Norse being shorten into sixteen runes. They were further broken into two versions long branch for craving into rocks and short for everyday communications.

Rune Alphabet

Rune Alphabet


Runes in Magic Runes still fascinating due to them creating a unique language not many can decipher. The class I took was not assessable due to using graining photographs though I hope to find a different approach to learning to read runes. I still see runes being useful in studies and creating a deeper connection to languages lost in the past.

Now, shush, I’m trying to read. Luna

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