Bone Viking Runes - Elder Futhark set
This set of runes is a reproduction of the Elder Futhark runic alphabet. The bones are made from real bone and smoothly polished with rounded edges. The runes are hand carved and painted.
The Elder Futhark runes are the oldest known Germanic runic alphabet and was used by the Germanic tribes for the northwestern and Migration period dialects. Its inscriptions are found on artefacts (including jewellery, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to 8th centuries.
The oldest dateable artefact for the existence of Futhark alphabet was found on the Vimose comb from Denmark. The first known sequential listing of the full Futhark set of 24 runes dates to approximately 400AD on the Kylver Stone in Gotland, Sweden.
The set features a brown suede leather bag with tie. The set includes 25 stones in total, 24 stones for each letter of the Elder Futhark alphabet as well as an additional blank stone used for modern divination. The blank rune stone is called is called Wyrd and symbolizes fate and destiny.
Each rune measures 3.4cm tall by 2.5cm wide and 0.5cm thick
An interesting accessory for LARP spell casters, Viking reenactors and new age rune casters divination