Entire purchase includes Rune Box, 24 Runes and Velvet bag. It’s measurements are 5 x 5 x 1.75 inches and comes with the 24 Runes of the Elder Futhark. Runes are 1 x 1 and also come with a 6 x 4 inch Velvet Bag in case you want carry your Runes without the box. You can also purchase the box by itself it’s your choice! Box and Runes are perfect set up for an altar or ritual area. Cast your runes and see what the Gods have in store for you!
Runes aren’t only letters. They have been used for centuries as tools of divination, a fancy way of saying “to predict the future” or otherwise uncover the unknown through supernatural means. There is some evidence of runic magic practices being used as far back as the 3rd century
One of the most common but enigmatic symbols that the Vikings used was the Valknut. It appears in association with death and burials throughout the Viking world, but none of the surviving literary sources makes mention of it. This means that we have to infer its meaning from what we know about the Vikings in general.
The Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror (Icelandic: Ægishjálmur, Old Norse Œgishjalmr) is an Icelandic magical stave. A physical object called “Helm of Terror” is referenced as one item Sigurd takes from the dragon Fafnir’s hoard after he slays him in Völsunga saga. Stanza 16 of Fáfnismál in the Poetic Edda also mentions:
The Helm of Awe
I wore before the sons of men
In defense of my treasure;
Amongst all, I alone was strong,
I thought to myself,
For I found no power a match for my own.
The Web of Wyrd is a metaphor for fate and destiny derived from women’s (the Norns) spinning. As the individual fibers turn round the spindle, or are woven together as the warp and the woof, by the Norns at the foot of Yggdrasil, they become the thread of our lives, or so Norse mythology tells us.
Viking Compass or Vegvísir was the symbol of power, magic, and mystique. Vegvísir possessed eight spikes pointing out (though they were not exactly the spikes). The symbol, to a certain extent, resembles the compass. Many people interpret the design of Vegvísir as the protection and the guidance in the storm.