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Ancient Runes

Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.

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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

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The Pictish 'J' here is most recognizable as an English J. This could be used in the 'J' of journey. It is also quite playful and child-like.

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Trees in Celtic Mythology: Trees were hugely significant to the ancient Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives.

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Opalite Stone Rune Set 25 piece

Magic Rune stones - they only work if all the stones are together. Then the stones glow blue and the magic will work.

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