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Ancient Runes Explained By an Experienced Astrologer

Ancient Runes Explained By an Experienced Astrologer

What Are Some Facts About Runes?

Very skilled, then, in the processing of minerals, in particular iron, they introduced brass, and for a long time, they worked smithsonite, a specific metal, a substitute for zinc. They knew the various smelting techniques very well.

They were experts in the art of divination and the use of runes.

What Are Some Ancient Runes?

The word “rune” means mystery or secret, each of them is more than an alphabet letter and is linked to a color, a season, and much more.

Each rune can also be used for meditation. Each rune is also combined with a special breathing and a particular body position, which work in synergy to better attract the positive energies connected to the individual ancient runes.

According to the tradition of the Vikings, the runes were given as a gift to the god Odin after he, in search of knowledge, agreed to sacrifice himself by losing an eye and hanging upside down for nine days and nine nights on the cosmic tree Yggdrasill, with a spear stuck in the side and without drinking or eating.

The runes represent the knowledge obtained after a long search and a way to look into the unconscious. Sacrificing the eye of reason in favor of that of intuition.

Although to the untrained eye, they may seem overly cryptic, runes are one of the best tools to approach divination if you have never practiced it before. Unlike cards and tarot, they refuse to speak to your rational mind and force you to confront your intuition directly.

How many ancient runes are there?

The total number of ancient runes is 24 plus the nameless rune.

First, we find the oldest runic system, its name is Futhark (which finalizes its action in giving control to the mind for selfish purposes or personal will).

It divides the 24 runes into 3 groups (Aettir), each formed by a series of 8 runes and named after the initials of the first 6 runes of the first group, called the Fehu group.

What Is Fehu?

Fehu embodies a different microcosm and purpose. It represents from the first rune Fehu, which means “livestock”, understood as the prosperity of goods, to the eighth rune Winjo, which indicates joy and honors, the prerequisites for a stable and prosperous existence.

What Is Hagalaz?

Hagalaz, on the other hand, is overcoming adversity and the unpredictability of life. Therefore, the questioning to arrive at an awareness of inner growth.

What Is Tywaz?

This group starts with Tiwaz and ends with Othila. These 8 runes give an overview of both positive and negative progress, but ultimately provide a strong hope for man’s spiritual growth.

There is a second key to interpretation called Uthark. Uthark, unlike Futhark, follows the natural order that reveals the secret of creation, of the vital forces of nature and of ourselves, because it is not based on the mind but on the spirit.

For this reason, the Uthark system was much loved by runic shamans because of its power to bring harmony, balance, without harming anyone.

Ancient runes and their meaning

Algiz (Elk)

Symbol of protection and defense, strength, and health. It is also the rune of willingness to welcome and help one’s neighbor and also leads to the highest level of consciousness.

Ansuz (Divinity)

Rune of fortune, of divine benevolence, of optimism; it also symbolizes the Divine Word and thus wisdom and truth as well as embodying the principle of communication. It is a messenger rune.

Berkana (Birch)

It indicates the gestation of a creative process and its association with the Divine. It is a very positive rune, it means fertility, spring awakening, healing.

Dagaz (Day)

The dawn of a new day, the victory of light over darkness, the cosmic consciousness awakened. It indicates the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one, thus announcing a period of success and prosperity.

Ehwaz (Horse)

The movement, the journey, the ability to adapt to new situations; it is a rune of transformation and settlement that leads to robust growth and gradual development. Loyalty in friendship and marital relationships.

Eihwaz (Badger)

It represents Yggdrasil, the cosmic tree that connects the three realms (Heaven, Earth, Underworld). Communication between opposing forces, force, defensive energy, action, endurance, resistance, dying to be reborn.

Fehu/ Faeo (Cattle)

Material goods, income, wealth, originally livestock, and the agricultural and family economy. It is a positive rune that indicates the realization of what you have worked so hard for.

Gebo (Gift)

Offer, gift, hospitality. It is the conciliation between opposing forces, it indicates success and mystical union with the Higher Self. It is the first rune collected by Odin.

Hagalaz (Hail – frost)

It represents the destructive forces that move in Nature and the unconscious. It can be a catalyst for a great awakening given by a shock.

Inguz/ Ingwaz (from the God Ing – People)

Fertility, youth, fidelity, need to complete a cycle (offering the strength to do so). It marks a time of joy and passage to a new life; it represents the door that opens towards new worlds and unique spaces.

Isa (Ice)

Preservation and resistance to change.

It is that force that in Nature hinders and slows down the evolutionary process; it indicates in the psyche all the crystallized attitudes of the past.

Jera (Year – Harvest)

It represents the cycle of the seasons; it is the twelfth rune of Futhark, so it divides the alphabet in two and represents one year. It is a competent rune, full of hope, which implies good results at the end of the cycle.

Kenaz (Torch)

Laguz (Lake – Water – Sea)

Knowledge and security, the ability to know, and the ability to pass on one’s consciousness to others. It removes doubts and uncertainties.

Imagination and intuitive knowledge, the flow of things; it also indicates the art of communication.

Mannaz/ Manz (Man)

The inner strength of the human being, the progenitors, the heredity, the interconnection between people, the cooperation to achieve a common good.

Nauthiz/ Naudiz (Need)

It rules the Nifelhel, the kingdom of the dragon Nidhog, represents the shadow of the unconscious where our fears reside. It is the rune of the night and also represents the power that lies within.

Othila (Noble – Descent)

Indicates inheritance, possession, and the mysterious hereditary powers from the lineage of their ancestors that Othila helps to strengthen. It is a symbol of protected space.

Perth/ Pertro (the dice casing – secret)

Like Perth, there is the concept of something hidden, secret, and connected to fate; it represents the hidden potentials, the undisclosed talents.

Raitho/ Raido (Ride – Wheel)

The journey, the dynamism, the sense of command and leadership, freedom, security, and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and act with courage.

Sowild/ Sowulo/ Zovilu (Sun)

It is associated with the concept of spiritual guidance, it is the essence of one’s self and one’s value; self-realization and connection to the Higher Self. It is the lightning that descends from above, the illumination, the gift of Consciousness.

Teiwaz/ Tiwaz (God of Heaven Tyr)

Tyr is a god animated by a sense of justice, presiding over legal matters. This rune represents the principles of justice, courage, and victory over enemies. It symbolizes the lance of the god. It is, therefore, a successful rune.

Thurisaz (Thorn – Thunder)

It is associated with the Giants and the God Thor (with the mighty hammer). It represents both the forces of chaos and their opposite; it stands on the border between conscious and subconscious and only if its energy is brought to light, can it be beneficial.

Uruz (Uro)

The warrior power, the intuitive, wild and uninhibited energy (like the aurochs, in fact, a wild bull), embodies the primordial instinct of being that overcomes all destructive perhaps. It teaches us to survive and endure adversity with courage, perseverance, and resistance.

Wunjo/ Vunjo (Perfection – Joy)

She represents Odin (Wodan) as the one who satisfies desires, she is a very positive rune: great joy, pleasure, divine gift, abundance.

How do you use the ancient runes?

There are many techniques to consult the runes. According to tradition, 25 pebbles are searched for, of relatively uniform size, and a rune is engraved on each pebble.

You then look for a bag of black or red cloth, insert all the runes, and then extract three in sequence.

The first one represents the origin of the problem or situation, the second one represents the event at the moment of consultation, the third rune represents the judgment, which is both an advice and an oracle, which must be interpreted calmly and quietly.

Runes can be used not only for divination, but also as an alphabet or talisman or merely as an energy symbol.

Runes can also be used during meditation by choosing one or more runes.

Since runes are potent symbols, experience, however, recommends using only one rune at a time to better catalyze and concentrate its energy.

The extraction of a rune, whether straight or inverted, changes its meaning, in fact, every rune, whether straight or inverted, contains both the favorable and the unfavorable implications.

Are Runes Ancient?

Are runes ancient? Despite the lack of evidence to support this claim, the earliest examples of runes were discovered in Bergen in the 1950s. These were inscribed on sticks of wood and bone and were often in the shape of words or prayers. The meaning of these symbols varied considerably, from personal messages to prayers to expressions of affection to bawdy phrases. There is no clear-cut evidence to prove that runes were used to communicate religious or social messages.

The origins of the word ‘rune’ are unclear. Some scholars believe that the first runic writing system evolved in Northern Europe during the first millennium CE. Its similarities with other ancient writing systems indicate that it originated from an earlier alphabet. The runic script, which developed from the Greek alphabet, is clearly the basis of runes. It may have also derived from the Etruscan alphabet. Most modern languages use the Latin alphabet.

The runic alphabet was used by the people of the Middle East to write their texts and keep secrets. They were able to carry these secret messages with them wherever they went. Their long straight lines, their simplicity, and their mysterious power make them attractive to a wide variety of cultures. Moreover, the runes were popular in a range of other areas, including Europe and Asia. These factors may help explain their universal appeal.

Among the earliest runic inscriptions, the Vimose comb from Denmark, dated to around 160 CE, is the earliest known runic writing. Its scribes were skilled at writing in the Germanic language and were able to write in a unique script. As a result, they can carry magical messages. As the oldest written script in the world, runes have ancient mythological and religious significance.

It is not known whether runes are ancient. Nevertheless, they were used by people in the first millennium CE, and have many similarities with modern-day languages. In the first millennium CE, the runes were widely used in Northern Europe and in the Middle East. They were not standardised and differed between different Germanic languages. In the 8th century, the Scandinavian futhark had 24 letters. In the Nordic countries, the letters were often grouped into three groups.

The runes are letters of related alphabets. They were used in Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. Even after the Latin alphabet, they were used for specialised purposes. The runes represent sound values and concept names. In academics, this is known as Begriffsrunen. The Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian variants of runes have a more complex history. They were originally used for divination purposes and were widely adopted as a way to remember things.

The runes are the physical representation of intention and secrets. They can bring protection, magic, and mystery to the wearer. Their language also has deep mythological roots. A person who can read it and understand the meaning. If you are looking for a psychic, you can use a tarot card to get your free readings. There are also several other tarot cards to learn.

It is not clear what made runes ancient, but they have certainly served many important purposes. They have been used in clog almanacs, which are also known as Runic staffs. They are also used for divination, but these have not been found in any Scandinavian culture. The written word was only available to a select few, who were able to use it for their purposes. The runes also were important in a few other ways.

There are no clear historical proofs of when runes were used, but they are widespread in our culture. The first objects engraved in runic language date to the second or third centuries A.D. The runic alphabet arose in the first century A.D., and is likely a clone of the Etruscan alphabet. Interestingly, the two systems are related to each other, but there are some important differences between them.

The runic alphabet is not a language, but rather an alphabet. The runic language was created about 500 BC and was used by the Germanic peoples as far back as 500 ad. In addition to being a language, runes were also used as an alphabet. They are often thought to have been written by humans, but were also used by other peoples. And there are other traces of this ancient language, which can be traced back to the Viking Age.

The Oldest Runic Inscription

There are several theories regarding the origin of the runic inscriptions and the oldest one is probably the Elder Futhark comb found in Vimose, Funen, Denmark. This comb contains what is thought to be the oldest dated Elder Futhark runic inscription in the late Proto-Germanic and early Proto-Norse languages. The inscriptions on the comb were made in the second to third centuries BCE and date from 200-300 CE.

The first known runic inscription was carved around 160 BCE on the Einang stone in Norway. The harja on this comb may have been an epithet or a personal name. Another example of a surviving runestone is the Thorsberg chape, which contains the theonym Ullr. In general, however, runic inscriptions began to shift from the Old Futhark to the Younger Futhark from the sixth century BCE onward. This transition is clear in the Bjorketorp and Stentoften runestones, while the Rok inscription shows a mix of the two styles.

The oldest known runic inscription is the Vimose Comb in Funen, Denmark, which was discovered in a bog in the mid-6th century. It is thought to be the oldest runic inscription, although this may be a misinterpretation. The harja may be an epithet or personal name, while the epa may be an epithet. From the 6th century, however, runestones of typically Scandinavian countries show a gradual transition to the Younger Futhark. Examples of this are the Bjorketorp runestone and the Stentoften runestone. The use of both older and younger futhark can be seen in the Rok runestone.

The oldest known runic inscription was found in Funen in 160 AD. This inscription was used to record events and commemorate people, as it is written in Germanic language. It is not known exactly when the inscription was created, but it is thought to be from the 6th century onwards. But there are a few other runic relics that can be dated to the first century Bc.

The oldest runic inscription was first written in the 5th century. The earliest examples of this language can be traced back to the North. In addition to Scandinavia, some of the earliest surviving runic inscriptions can be found in Denmark. Its age is determined by the type of relics, but many of the earliest examples are in Sweden. If you want to know more about the history of the language, go to the National Library of Sweden.

The oldest runic inscriptions are written in runes and are very ancient. Its writing was in a language derived from the language of the ancient Norse people. They used runestaves and Latin letters for their languages. The oldest known runic inscription was written in the year 160 AD on a comb found in Norway. The harja is a personal name or an epithet, while the Thorsberg chape has the theonym Ullr. Approximately 4,000 runic glyphs have been found in the world. From the 6th century, many Scandinavian runestones transitioned to the Younger Futhark style of writing. In the same way, the Einang stone also shows the use of both the older and the younger futhark.

The oldest known runic inscription is from the year 160 AD and is called the Einang stone. It is a grave mound that overlooks the Valdres valley. The Einang stone is interpreted as a tombstone and does not mention the name of the person who buried it. If you’re wondering what the earliest runic inscriptions were, keep reading: there are many examples and some are quite recent, and some are quite ancient.

The earliest runic inscriptions are written right to left and are written in the Old Germanic language. The first runic inscriptions are written from right to left, which makes it easy for modern readers to decipher. The second runic era is a bit later, although the oldest runic assemblages are from the 7th century. Both the eras are marked by numerous differences in spelling, and the older runes are often more difficult to read.

The Oldest Runic Language


The oldest runic language is the Germanic tongue, which is based on the Old Italic script. Its letter forms were angular, and inscriptions are not necessarily representative of the language. The transmission process for this alphabet is unknown. The oldest inscriptions were found in northern Germany and Denmark. The West Germanic hypothesis suggests that the languages were transmitted by Elbe Germanic groups, while the Gothic hypothesis assumes that the languages were spread by East Germanic expansion.

The earliest written language is the Elder Futhark (also known as the older Futhark). It was used by the Germanic peoples until about 700 CE. The text has 24 characters. The alphabetic letters are the first six characters. The alphabetic runes are grouped into three rows of eight. The names of the glyphs are derived from the first sounds that they make. However, the runes are not named for things in particular, but rather for things starting with a certain sound.

The first runic alphabet is the Elder Futhark. It was used by the Germanic peoples during the Migration Period. Inscriptions of this language can be found on jewelry, amulets, and plateware. This runic language is thought to be as old as two thousand and five hundred years old. And it is the ancestor of the Germanic languages, such as English. Its use was widespread, and its changes have led to the modern use of the English and Germanic languages.

The Elder Futhark, or older Futhark, is the earliest written runic language. It was used in the Germanic world until around 700 CE. It is composed of 24 characters, and is named after the first six alphabetic letters. The elder Futhark was organized into three rows of eight runes, and these are called the “elder Futhark”. This ancient language was also known as the Scandinavian calendar.

The oldest runic language was written in the North. Its alphabet was derived from the language of the Germanic peoples, and was used until 700 CE. The languages that were written in the runic script include the Scandinavian language and the Germanic languages. Its alphabet was called the Futhark because it contained the first six runes. Those who were able to read the old text have a higher chance of understanding the languages of the northernmost part of the world.

The runic alphabet originated in Scandinavia and was used for centuries. The oldest runic inscriptions were found in the Nordic countries, and date back to around 1700 AD. These ancient inscriptions are in the same language as those in the modern German language. The Futhark was the oldest known runic language. The first six runes were called harja. The th sound is a diphthong, and the two ths of the word “harja” are the same.

The runic language is based on the Old Norse language. The written language influenced the development of modern languages and was developed for the purposes of war. The first runic texts are similar to those of ancient Europeans. They are written in both languages, which explains why it is important to learn the runic alphabet. For those interested in ancient history, it is important to understand the history of this ancient alphabet.

The Elder Futhark is the oldest known runic language. It was used in the Germanic world until 700 CE. The runic alphabet is divided into three rows of eight letters. The first six letters are called the eigth-eigth. The language’s use in the early Germanic world was documented in the Middle Ages. It is thought that the language pre-dating the present day English languages is derived from this ancient tongue.

The oldest runic language was spoken by the Germanic peoples of Europe in the first millennium AD. The script of this language is believed to be the Elder Futhark. It was a functional script with 24 letters. Its writing was similar to that of modern English. The textual evidence from this language has no written history, but the earliest texts were probably in the late eighth century. The English and Germanic languages were based on the Futhark.

The Oldest Runic Language

The oldest runic language is the Germanic tongue, which is based on the Old Italic script. Its letter forms were angular, and inscriptions are not necessarily representative of the language. The transmission process for this alphabet is unknown. The oldest inscriptions were found in northern Germany and Denmark. The West Germanic hypothesis suggests that the languages were transmitted by Elbe Germanic groups, while the Gothic hypothesis assumes that the languages were spread by East Germanic expansion.

The earliest written language is the Elder Futhark (also known as the older Futhark). It was used by the Germanic peoples until about 700 CE. The text has 24 characters. The alphabetic letters are the first six characters. The alphabetic runes are grouped into three rows of eight. The names of the glyphs are derived from the first sounds that they make. However, the runes are not named for things in particular, but rather for things starting with a certain sound.

The first runic alphabet is the Elder Futhark. It was used by the Germanic peoples during the Migration Period. Inscriptions of this language can be found on jewelry, amulets, and plateware. This runic language is thought to be as old as two thousand and five hundred years old. And it is the ancestor of the Germanic languages, such as English. Its use was widespread, and its changes have led to the modern use of the English and Germanic languages.

The Elder Futhark, or older Futhark, is the earliest written runic language. It was used in the Germanic world until around 700 CE. It is composed of 24 characters, and is named after the first six alphabetic letters. The elder Futhark was organized into three rows of eight runes, and these are called the “elder Futhark”. This ancient language was also known as the Scandinavian calendar.

The oldest runic language was written in the North. Its alphabet was derived from the language of the Germanic peoples, and was used until 700 CE. The languages that were written in the runic script include the Scandinavian language and the Germanic languages. Its alphabet was called the Futhark because it contained the first six runes. Those who were able to read the old text have a higher chance of understanding the languages of the northernmost part of the world.

The runic alphabet originated in Scandinavia and was used for centuries. The oldest runic inscriptions were found in the Nordic countries, and date back to around 1700 AD. These ancient inscriptions are in the same language as those in the modern German language. The Futhark was the oldest known runic language. The first six runes were called harja. The th sound is a diphthong, and the two ths of the word “harja” are the same.

The runic language is based on the Old Norse language. The written language influenced the development of modern languages and was developed for the purposes of war. The first runic texts are similar to those of ancient Europeans. They are written in both languages, which explains why it is important to learn the runic alphabet. For those interested in ancient history, it is important to understand the history of this ancient alphabet.

The Elder Futhark is the oldest known runic language. It was used in the Germanic world until 700 CE. The runic alphabet is divided into three rows of eight letters. The first six letters are called the eigth-eigth. The language’s use in the early Germanic world was documented in the Middle Ages. It is thought that the language pre-dating the present day English languages is derived from this ancient tongue.

The oldest runic language was spoken by the Germanic peoples of Europe in the first millennium AD. The script of this language is believed to be the Elder Futhark. It was a functional script with 24 letters. Its writing was similar to that of modern English. The textual evidence from this language has no written history, but the earliest texts were probably in the late eighth century. The English and Germanic languages were based on the Futhark.