November 11, 2012 11:15:27 AM EST
I've been studying the Elder Futhark Runes for about 6 years .. Thought I'd put together my research & idea's ..as someone may find this of interest and may like to share thoughts ideas.. different findings & suggestions..
Plus Well of Wyrd
The Elder Futhark Runes are an ancient Germantic alphabet , used for writing, divination & magick.. they were used thought out Northern Europe , Scandinavia, the British Isles and Iceland from about 100BCE to 1600CE.. they were not allowed then the Christian church system came into power in Europe..therefore they faded into obscurity until they resurfaced ..
It is believed the Runes were used earlier than 100Bce but there is no physical evidence.. the earliest known discovered object is the Meldorf Brooch dated from about 50CE..I found this site that I like the way this is explained written under heading origins of the Runes..http://www.astrologycom.com/runemagic.html
The origins of the Elder Futhark Runes of 24 characters are a mystery there are theories but no one knows for sure do to scant amount of physical evidence.. rune lots were mainly carved on wood which of course decomposes..
It is possible some rune symbols were acquired from other alphabets such as Greek Etruscan and early Roman..
Through interaction with these cultures from trade travel and war ..
I will add and edit this more but this is a start.
This post was edited by Sefa9 at November 11, 2012 11:18:08 AM EST