Vegvisir and Rune Pouch

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This hand made linen pouch had a drawstring and a wooden label with the Vegvisir symbol on one side and a list of the runes and their corresponding letters in the alphabet.

The runic alphabets are called “futharks” after the first six runes (Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho, Kaunan), in much the same way that the word “alphabet” comes from the names of the first two Semitic letters (Aleph, Beth).There are three principal futharks: the 24-character Elder Futhark, the first fully-formed runic alphabet, whose development had begun by the first century CE and had been completed before the year 400; the 16-character Younger Futhark, which began to diverge from the Elder Futhark around the beginning of the Viking Age (c. 750 CE).

The Vegvisir (Icelandic Vegvísir, “That Which Shows the Way;” pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer”) is a symbol found only in one modern Icelandic collection of spells, the so-called Huld manuscript. That book has nothing more than this one sentence to say about it: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”

This listing doesn't include the hair beads, but it will be available as a set on the 26.01.2018 in the Hair Jewellery section.

Bag Height: 13.5cm
Bag width: 9.5cm
Tag Height: 5.5cm
Tag Width: 2.9cm