Divine the will of the gods and the future with these stunning black obsidian carved runestones. Each stone has been polished to a black mirror finish and carved with a golden rune. Packaged in a velvet pouch, this makes a perfect gift for the witch in your life.
In addition to being a writing system, runes historically served purposes of magic. This is the case from earliest epigraphic evidence of the Roman to Germanic Iron Age, with non-linguistic inscriptions and the alu word. An erilaz appears to have been a person versed in runes, including their magic applications.
In medieval sources, notably the Poetic Edda, the Sigrdrífumál mentions "victory runes" to be carved on a sword, "some on the grasp and some on the inlay, and name Tyr twice."
In early modern and modern times, related folklore and superstition are recorded in the form of the Icelandic magical staves. In the early 20th century, Germanic mysticism coins new forms of "runic magic", some of which were continued or developed further by contemporary adherents of Germanic Neopaganism. Modern systems of runic divination are based on Hermeticism, classical Occultism, and the I Ching.
Material: Black Obsidian
Type: Rune Stones
Size: Approx 23mm x 20mm x 5mm, 0.9" x 0.7" x 0.19"