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1. Ætt

fehu

wuR

punsaR

ansuR

raido

kaunan

gebo

wunjo

2. Ætt

haglaR

naudiR

isan

jeran

iwaR

perto

algiR - elhaR

sowilo

3. Ætt

tiwaR

berkanan

ehwaR

manR

laukaR - laguR

ingwaR

dagaR

opalan



The Twentyfour Runes of the Elder Futhark

    When clicking on the runes, you receive informations on the selected one. Currently I covered the magical powers, the Stöður and the Mudras, as well as the old english runic poem with translation. I want to express my thanks to Rolf-Dieter Klein for his multimedia support. Here you can see mudras and stöður from J. Fries, Edred Thorsson and Marby, as well as own inventions. Thus you can see, how many possibilities there are, representing runes with your body. Of course you can invent own positions, simply keep in mind that the actual rune should be recognizable somehow.

Please note: Before you start to explore the runic powers with the runic gymnastics and the runic galdr you should read my Introduction into Runic Gymnastics. The Names of the Runes were corrected after Phillipa & Quak "Runen", Amsterdam 1992.

    The elder Futhark is being divided into three genders (= Ætt), counting eight runes each. Most modern interpretations of the Futhark are beginning with the first Ætt, starting with Fehu. It is not sure that the runic alphabet was beind read in this direction. The best solution to this unresolved question is, to arrange the twentyfour runes as a circle in order to make any direction plausible.

fehu wuR punsaR ansuR raido kaunan gebo wunjo
haglaR naudiR isan jeran iwaR perto algiR - elhaR sowilo
tiwaR berkanan ehwaR manR laguR - laukaR ingwaR dagaR opalan

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