THE ELDER FUTARK

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Feoh rune NAME: Feoh
NUMBER: 1
SOUND: F
COLOR: Brown
ORIGIN: Hallristingonor carvings
CARVED:
Feoh is carved by starting at the upper right-hand side and carving the diagonal down and to the left, then the lower vrach up and to the right. Then the Vertical stroke is carved from the bottom to the top.

COLORED:
When colored brown, the vertical stroke is coloured from bottem to top. Then the lower diagonal is carved down and to the left until it meets the vertical stroke. Then the upper diagonal is collered from left to right.

INCANTATION:
GOOD THINGS GIVEN,
GOOD THINGS RECIVED,
PLEASURE IN LIFE MAINTAINED.

REPERENTION:
The rune represents wealth and plenty, but also the distribution of the plenty. It is a sign of hope for all those in the society, but carries some measure of repsonsibility for those at its top.

Ur Rune NAME: Ur
NUMBER: 2
SOUND: U
COLOR: Green
ORIGIN: Hallristingnor carvings

CARVED:
Ur is carved from the upper left-hand corner, where the vertical and diagonal lines meet. it is carved along the diagonal stroke downwards and to the right, then down to the right-hand vertical stroke. Then carve the left-hand vertical stroke from the upper left- hand corner straight down.

COLORED:
To color the rune green start at the bottom of the left-hand vertical stoke. Color the stoke upwards, Then color the stoke upwards. Then colur the right hand vertical stoke downwards. Finally, color the diagonal stoke from left down to the righ.

INCANTION:
DANGER AND FORCE,
I DO FACE,
AND WIN.

REPRESENTION:
This rune indicates great potential or benifial power, but also danger from letting forces get out of control. For example, Mithras was admired not only for killing the bull but his heroric actions of subduing it. This its is worth nothing that Mithras has often been compared with the pagan deity, Blader

Thorn Rune NAME: Thorn
NUMBER: 3
SOUND: Th
COLOR: White
ORIGIN: Hallrishtingnor Cavings

CARVED:
Thorn should be carved from the upper diagonals, which is carved down and to the right. Then the vertical stroke is carved downwards. Then the lower diagonal stroke is carved downwards and tfrom right to left

COLORED:
Like all three white runes, it can be coloured light grey if neccessary. It is coloured by talking the vertical stroke straight down. Then colour the upper diagonal down and to the right, then the second diagonal from right to left and down.

INCANTATION:
ALONE AM I
WHEN I FACE DANGER
BUT NEVER DO I FALTER

REPESENTION:
This is a rune of attack and test. It can be used to attack an enemy and dirive them insane. It can be used to test someone (including yourself) to see if they can overcome the fears they have. The form of this fear does not have to be the could iteslf, or even be through the agency of those particular. demons. It can be any aspect of physical danger or internal fears. For example, it is a rune that can be used to promote accidents or to make someone careless at exactly the wrong moment. It can also be used to see if one has the rught to use the runes.

Rune Os NAME: Os
NUMBER: 4
SOUND: A ,E ,I O, U
COLOR: Purple
ORIGIN: Hallristingnor Carvings

CARVED:
Os by strarting with the vertical stroke and crving it downwards. The carve the lower diagonal stroke from left to right, then the upper diagonal from right to left.

COLORED:
To colour it purple, strart with the vertical stroke and color is upwards. Then do the lower diagonal from left to right, and then the upper diagonal from right to left.

INCANTATION:
DIVINE POWER IS CALLED
DIVINE GRACE IS ASKED
CALL FORTH " THE GREAT SPIRIT"
(The words here in "" can be be changed to suit you belief system)

REPRESETION:
This fune can ve used as a gerneral invocation of the beneficent powers of the universe, just as the rune thorn can be used to raise chaotic forces. This rune defends against obsession and accidents. Useful in creative works. Inspiration for poetry, divination, speaking, an so on. Can be adjunct in social affairs, seduction, and other things which need quick work.

Rune Rad NAME: Rad
NUMBER: 4
SOUND: R
COLOR: Black
ORIGIN: The Roman letter R

CARVED:
Rad is a bit more difficult. Start at the centre. Carve the diagonal up and to the right. Next carve the vvertical stroke downwards. Now start at the bottem right-hand side and carve the last stroke from the right up and to the left so you reach the top. Now carved the last stroke from the right up and to the left so you reach the centre.

COLORED:
Rad is black, and the stroke are coloured in revers order to their carving, both order of strokes and direction. That is, start at the top of the rune, and color down and to the right. Then colr from the centre and to the right. Then colr the vertical stroke upwards. Next, color the last stroke downwards and left along the diagonal, oging from the right-hand side of the rune to tis centre.

INCANTATION:
FOR I SHALL TAKE A JOURNEY
ON A HOSE NO MAN CAN RIDE.
IT HAS EIGHT LEGS,
AND IT BEARS THE DEAD.

REPRESENTION:
The rune is used for invoking the dead and, oce they have been rasied, of compelling them to answer question put to them. The rune is also the symbol of change in self, it is a symbol of new ideas, news ways of life, new ways of doing things.

Rune Ken NAME: Ken*
NUMBER: 4
SOUND: R
COLOR: Black
ORIGIN: The Greek letter Kappa.

CARVE:
Ken is rather easy to carve and color. Start at the top and carve down and to the left, then down and to the right.

COLORED:
Ken is colored yellow, start at the joint where the two diagonals meet.Color up and to the right, then down and to the right.

INCANTATION:
I HOLD THE LIGHT (this is recite for every line carved, and colored)

REPRESENTION:
The harnessed power of light which emerges from the darkness.

Rune Gyfu NAME: Gyfu
NUMBER: 6
SOUND: HARD G
COLOR: Red
ORIGIN: Hallristingnor carvings

CARVED:
Gyfu, rather like ken, is easy to carve and color. Start at the upper right and carve down and to the left. Then atart at the lower right and carve the secong diagonal up and to the left.

COLORED:
Gyfu is is red. Start coloring from the upper right and colour down and to the left. Then start at the upper left and color down and to the right.

INCATATION:
CARVED: A GIFT,
DEMANDS A GIFT

COLORED:
AS I DEMAND
SO I PROVIDE

REPRESENTION:
Balance. It is noted that Gyfu is a form of a cross, which has alwyas been a symbol of sacrifice in all its forms. Every decision which is of value encompasses a sacrifice.

Rune Wynn NAME: Wynn
NUMBER: 8
SOUND: W
COLOR: Blue
ORIGIN: Hallristingnor carveings.

CARVED:
To carve Wynn start from the top of the vertical stroke and carve straight down. Then carve the upper diagonal down and to the right, and finally the lower diagonal down and to the lfeft so the stroke cames back to meet the pillar again.

COLORED: Color Wynn blue, start lower diagonal down and rgiht. Then color the lower diagonal down and left, back to the vertical which has net been colored in. The vertical is colored last, and this is colored from the bottom up.

INCANTATION:
THE FLORIES ARE MANY,
IF YOU FOLLOW THE PATH,
UNTO ITS END.

REPRESENTION:
The Rune symbolizes power which is untapped, wnhampered, unharness. It is exaberant power, as oppsded to Ken's internal strength. Wynn is that divine power which, with a sudden thrust, forcing human beings on to their destiny. On a higher level, the rune is wisdom.

Rune Hoel NAME: Hoel
NUMBER: 1 SOUND: H
COLOR: White
ORIGIN: The Greek letter Eta.

CARVED:
Hoel is carved starting with the right-hand stroke, which is carved straight from top to bottom. Then the diagonal is carved up and to the left. Finally, carve the left hand vertical upwards.

COLORED:
To color Hoel white or grey. Start with the diagonal and color it down and to the right. The color the left hand vertical from bottom up and then the right hand stroke form bottom to top.

INCANTATION:
ICE AND HAIL
ARE MY ENEMISE
WITHOUT FAIL.

REPRESENTATION:
The main thrust of the Rune, is being bound, of frustration, of the unpleasent side of all of us. It should be remembered that in Germanic mythology, cross-breeding between giants, gods, and humans was quite common. There could thus be considered to be a bit of God and giant in each of us. This Rune is the symbol of the giant in us all.

Rune Nyd NAME: Nyd*
NUMBER: 2
SOUND: N
COLOR: Blue
ORIGIN: Hallristingnor carvings

CARVED:
Nyd is carved by starting with the vertical stroke and carving that straght down. Then the disgonal is carved down from left to right.

COLORED:
Nyd is colored in the same direction as you carved but with the strokes in reverse order. That is diagonal stroke is colored downwards and to te right, and then the vertical stroke is colured from top to bottem.

INCANTATION FOR CARVING:
WHAT I NEED,
I ACHIEVE.

INCANTATION FOR COLORING:
I'VE GOT THE POWER,
I ACHIEVE.

REPESENTION:
The power of this Rune makes soneone to do things that are impossible. It is a internal power. Nyd as opposed to Ken, which is harnessed seernal power, Nyd refers to that sudden rush of power that lets a person succed in a crisis, or the sudden rush of destiny that lets all things fall into place.

Rune Isa NAME: Isa*
NUMBER: 3
SOUND: I
COLOR: Black ORIGIN: The Greek letter Iota

CARVED:
Isa is about as easy a rune as you can hope for. Carve if from bottom up.

COLORED:
Color this rune black from top down.

INCANTATION:
MY SPEAR FLYS TRUE

REPRESENTAION:
This rune is masculinity (spear) just as a cup is the symbol of femininity, it the symbol of authority, and of power, of command and circumcision. In this context it carries some connotations of struggle and strife. It is taking ] challenges head on and meeting them, and overcoming them. It is in many ways the symbol of the conqueror.

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