The rest of the posts I’m going to do on the Runes are going to be focusing on The Elder Futhark runic system. There are so many different systems of Runes I don’t want the posts to start getting confusing with too many different subjects. I’m still learning the Runes myself and I feel like I know more about the Elder Futhark than I do about the rest
The 24 Runes of the Elder Futhark are separated into 3 different groups or Aettir (Aett for singular) Freyr/Freyas Aett
I can’t find sources that agree on when the Aettir were introduced into the Runic system but it seems to be linked to the cycle of birth and death and all of the processes can happen in between these two points. I found this video on the subject that might help explain it better
The Elder Futhark Sequence
Ill also copy and paste the descriptions of each Aett from Lisa Chamberlain’s book Runes for Beginners:
The runes of Freyr’s Aett speak to what is needed for basic existence on Earth, for experiencing and interacting with other humans as well as the divine, and for living a fulfilling life.
The runes of Hagal’s Aett speak to the unavoidable experiences of life— disruption, change, stalled progress, and even unexpected luck. They help us navigate the more difficult aspects of our life’s path and remind us that nothing lasts forever.
The runes of Tyr’s Aett speak to aspects of the dance between the visible and invisible realms, with runes directly connected to ancient deities, natural forces, and humanity itself.
I found a really good website for Rune info while researching this topic if anyone wants a deeper dive then I can provide into the Runes
I use the knowledge of the different Aettir to help me broaden my divination practices with The Runes. It helps me understand what level of living experience I should be focusing on when I am reading the Runes iv drawn for a reading. Or if Runes from a certain Aett keep coming up repeatedly I will look further into the meaning of the whole Aett so that I can find an answer or sign there instead.
I’m afraid that this is as far as my knowledge reaches on the actual archaeological history of The Runes But I will continue to make weekly posts on how I use these Runes in my craft. We’ll look into Runic talismans, Amulets, Bindrunes and spell writing in the Younger Futhark Thank you all so much for being awesome