Runes carry information not only about the past, but also about the future – so the ancient tribes believed, and modern followers of occultism also proclaim this. What is the reason for the influence of these signs on human consciousness, and why for many hundreds of years runes retain such an important place in culture?
Runes are the alphabet of Germanic tribes that inhabited Scandinavia and the surrounding lands at the beginning of the era, and later settled over most of Europe. According to the most popular version, the runes are derived from the Etruscan language. They are sharp, angular icons that were carved on wood, bone, or stone. In addition, many round gold plates – bracteates – were found with runic inscriptions carved on them. Continue reading