Nordic Runes
Paul Rhys Mountfort

This excellent book on the runes divides into three main areas – runelore, runestaves and runecasting. The first section looks at the history and mythology associated with the runes.The second section looks at the meanings of each of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, with visualisations, translations of rune poems and practical lessons for daily life.

The third section gives a guide to using the runes as an oracle, and also covers their crafting and gives sample spreads to illustrate how to read them. All in all an excellent book on the runes. I particularly enjoyed the old English, Norwegian and Icelandic rune poem for each of the runes being included, and reading this book has enriched my appreciation of the runes.

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