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Rune Stone Divination

Rune Stone Divination

Runes can be used for guidance by specific ways of presenting and reading these symbols. If you'd like to read into the origin and other purposes of the eldest known runes, the Elder Futhark, you may read our earlier blog post here.  Rune stone divination should not be used to predict the future. This is not its function. Look at it as a tool for guidance. It allows you to work with the subconscious and focus on the questions that have been bothering you and those which you just need the answers to.  One common way to use the runes...

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Mjölnir

Mjölnir

Mjölnir (pronounced MIOL-neer) is well known as the hammer of Thor (Norse god of thunder) - but there is so much more history & mythology behind it. Let's unpack it below. Mjölnir is written different ways depending on which culture or set of languages you are referring to. Other common variations are Mjølner (Danish) & Mjölner (Swedish). For the purpose of this article, we will be using the modern Icelandic variant of Mjölnir. The precise etymology is unknown, however, many scholars agree it stems from an Indo-European root meaning lightning/thunder. Many other meanings have been discussed such as snow or white linking to the...

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Ostara

Ostara

Ostara is the celebration of life, fertility & harvest. It is a celebration of the spring equinox held on March 21st (may also be held 9th - 22nd of March). It is recognizing that from here the weather & environment is to become less hostile & more forgiving. Whilst this applies specifically to regions where March is in winter, more specifically the north, Ostara is a celebration globally. Today, whilst still celebrated by many cultures, many religions and cultures have their own versions of this celebration, adapting and changing it to fit their own beliefs. Popular examples are Easter, Passover, Purim,...

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The Elder Futhark

The Elder Futhark

The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of runic alphabets that we know of, dating back to as early as 160AD. It was most commonly used by Germanic tribes and whilst it has its challenges as a language, it was easy to carve into wood or stone and therefore was effective at the time.  Futhark obtained its name from the first 6 rune names (F, U, Þ, A, R, and K) and is made up of 26 different letters (normally broken down into 3 groups of 8 called aettir.) The Futhark somewhat represents letters as we know today in the English...

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