Few things in folklore have so inspired the imagination and invoked such passion as the runic character sets. Almost everyone has read of rune swords and masters, of the Germanic wizard who carves an ancient glyph to summon some forgotten power. Here we present the historical research into this fascinating study, but we have found that this is one myth that history only makes more phenomenal. House of Dubhrós is proud to offer a wide range of runic jewelry inscribed in a variety of stones and metals.
Rune Poems

Anglo Saxon - Eighth century rune poem most often referenced.

Norwegian - Twelfth century rune poem with heavy christian influences.

Icelandic - Fifteenth century rune poem.

I know that I hung on a windy tree nights all nine,
wounded with a spear and given to Odin, myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run.

No bread did they give me nor a drink from a horn,
down I looked, I took up the runes,
screaming I grabbed them,
then I fell back from that place.

The Hávamál (verses 138, 139)
Rune Sets

Elder Futhark - The most commonly known twenty four character runic set.

Anglo Saxon Futhorc - An expanded runic set to account for additional syllables in old English.

Younger Futhark - An abbreviated Danish version of the rune set.

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