Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main types of Runes; Germanic, Scandinavian/Norse, and Anglo-Saxon and they each have any number of variations, depending on the region from which they originate
LOKI'S SIGIL... This Bindrune connects the Othala Rune of ancient knowledge, with the Algiz Rune for protection. The 3 horizontal stripes remind of the sigil of the indian god Shiva, the upper section, with the dot, of Visnhu... and the Othala Rune presents Odin, who's equivalent is Brahma! This is NO coincidence!!! Pagan knowledge is universal!
Hogwarts subjects | Ancient Runes: Ancient Runes is an elective course at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, that can be taken by students third year and above. It is the study of runic scriptures, or Runology. Ancient Runes is a mostly theoretical subject that studies the ancient runic scripts of magic.