Elder Futhark Rune Meanings
The Runes is an ancient form of divination. The earliest mentioning of the Runes is from the medieval book called the ‘Poetic Edda’ from the 13th century. The elder futhark is considered to be the oldest version of the Runes and was the written and symbolic art form between the 2nd and 8th centuries. The Elder Futhark consists of 24 letters which are divided into 3 equal rows called aetts. The first aett represents life cycle, the second aett represents outside influences and the third aett represents internal influences. Each letter holds much energy and can be used for magic. The letters can also be combined together in what is called rune binding for magical purposes. Runes can be carved onto rocks, bones, crystals, clay and wood. Runes can be cast and read by looking at how the symbols make patterns with the other runes. It is also common to cast Runes on diagrams (also called Rune cloths).
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The runes are powerful, magical and wise. They will speak to you exactly at the level where you are at and at the same time challenge you to evolve further. Some rune sites will warn you against a dark side of the runes, and that they can turn against you if you are not careful. I think the darkness in the runes reflects on darkness in the person or in a situation. The runes are not turning against you, but simply showing you what is hidden so that light can shine on it. The runes will tell you that what is hurting you now, can quickly and effortlessly pass. I do all my work through the Creator of All that is, Source. In this energy, we are all equal with all that is and it is no good or bad, simply things just are. The runes will connect you with your destiny. I like to say, let go of your fate and claim your destiny.
Learn the Runes from ancient texts
If you want to learn Norse Mythology from the ancient texts, I recommend reading Poetic Edda. The Poetic Edda is also known as the Elder Edda. These are poems preserved by an Icelandic family of farmers. This manuscript is called the Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda. Do not confuse the Poetic(Elder) Edda with Snorri Sturlason’s book, Prose Edda.