Celtic runes are an alphabetic script used by the peoples of Northern Europe from the first century c.e. until well into the Middle Ages. In addition to their use as a written alphabet, the runes also served as a system of symbols used for magic and divination.
Runemal is the equal of our hornbook or basic grammar, which is part the ancient Celtic and Viking Nordic culture, linked to the ancestral myths and legends that spoke of courage, sacrifice, challenges between men, between men and gods, heroes such as Thor, the God ODIN, discoverer of the runes, which gave them the new discovery to men.
The runes were used to communicate both in writing legal information, and contracts, both in rituals related to the Druids, the priests-judges-essays that were surveyed in controversy, in marriages, to accompany the warriors in battle - they too often fought, or provided weapons derived from their knowledge secret - to advise the powerful.
Who knows the whole runic system, is defined Runelor, who plays with the runes and can interpret the complex symbolic system therefrom. It is thought to be the oldest version of the runic alphabet and was used in the European regions where inhabited the Germanic peoples, including Scandinavia, probably other versions, have developed from this.
The names of the letters are in ancient Germanic language with English translation below. The oldest evidence of etching with the Old Futhark complete discovery of the stone is Kilver Stone, found on a farm in Gotland Stanga, Sweden. The incision was directed towards the interior of the tomb, perhaps as a message to the deceased.
UNDERSTAND RUNESFor what can Runes be used for?
As the runes each represent sounds, not surprisingly they can be used for writing. Historically, runes were often used for inscriptions on monuments in the same way that modern monuments carry inscriptions using an alphabet. They were also used for passing messages.
RUNESRunic philosophy and magic
In the pre-Christian Germanic worldview, the spoken word possesses frightfully strong creative powers. As Scandinavian scholar Catharina Raudvere notes, “The pronouncement of words was recognized to have a tremendous influence over the concerns of life".
STRENGTHHow to activate Runes
Systems which allow us the runes, to be put into use in everyday life, are varied, and depend very much on the degree of preparation of the subject and what is expected or wants to obtain.