Unlock the secrets of the future and your innermost self with these rustic-style rune tiles. The woodburned symbols stand out beautifully against the pale Ash wood, which has been lightly sealed with linseed oil.
These "Odin's Choice" runes are made by DragonOak's Woodshop in Missouri. They are crafted in the Viking tradition using 100% natural and sustainable materials.
The set contains 25 rune stones (the 24 standard Futhark runes, plus an optional blank “wyrd” rune) and a black drawstring bag to carry them. Please expect natural variations in this handmade item.
Material: Natural ash wood, velveteen bag
Bag dimensions: Approx. 5 in x 7 in
Rune tile dimensions: Approx .9 in x .9 in
About the Ash Tree
Wood has a long history as a material for magickal tools. Because it was once alive, wood is ideal for matching the energy of the practitioner, and usually has a warm, familiar feel. Each type of wood has a slightly different energy, and a different use.
Ash is a particularly appropriate wood for Norse runes, because the Norse held the Ash tree sacred to Odin. The World Tree, Yggdrasil, is an Ash tree—so Ash is regarded as the father of all trees. Sturdy and long-lived with deeply penetrating roots, the Ash tree promotes strength, independence, communication, wisdom, and curiosity. In British lore, Ash is one of a trinity of magical trees, along with the Oak and Hawthorn.
About the Runes
The runes are both an ancient alphabet and a set of powerful magickal sigils. They are particularly relevant to Norse and Heathen paths, but many Wiccans and other Pagans have adopted them because of their potency. According to legend, the god Odin received the runes after a long ordeal, and is revered as the patron of runic lore.
Using the Runes
Runes may be used for divination, magick, and meditation. For those who are unfamiliar with the meanings of the runes, there is a wealth of information about them in books and online.
The simplest way to use the runes is to ask a question, then reach into the bag and draw one runestone. Using a book, your own knowledge, or another guide, interpret the rune as it applies to the situation at hand. For complex questions, you can even draw multiple runes, assigning them different positions in the reading as is often done with Tarot cards.
To use the runes in spellwork, choose a rune whose meaning embodies the quality or force you are seeking to draw to you. For example, the rune Thurisaz symbolizes masculine strength and protection, so it might be a good choice for a spellworking to shield you from a negative person. Place the chosen rune on your altar, add it to a spell bag, or focus on it during meditation or trance work.
Much like the alphabet can be arranged to create infinite combinations of words, your rune set is a magickal toolbox that you can return to over and over to produce endless results.