Gemstone Runes

Gemstones engraved with the twenty-four runes.

You get twenty-five runes with a bag to keep them in.

The runes are a mirror to illustrate your higher self.

AVENTURINE

The runes are a mystery. They are a mystery as in mystical. The word rune comes from runa, a fourth-century Gothic word meaning "mystery or secret". It is not known when the rune symbols were first used, but they were probably being used before Jesus walked the earth. The runes are associated with the Scandinavian countries. Runes engraved on stones can be found in Greenland, Iceland, Ireland and Britain as well as the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway and Denmark.



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AMETHYST

The Norse myth regarding Odin, says the great god gave the runes to his people. In the myth Odin hung on Yggdrasi, which is the Norse Tree of Life, for nine nights. He had stabbed himself with his own sword as a sacrifice. Odin is the life giver. Odin is the Norse Father of all.




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ROSE QUARTZ

The runes are properly named futhark, which are the first six glyphs in the alphabet of runes. It is similar to calling the English alphabet abc's. There are twenty-four runes divided into families of eight. Three and eight are magical numbers. There are several versions of runes. The oldest is called elder futhark. There are the gothic runes, Anglo-Saxon futhorc, younger futhork, Medieval (latinised) futhark and each country where the futhark appeared adopted a slightly different version.



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TIGER EYE

There are a few people who use twenty-five runes. The twenty-fifth is blank. The blank rune is said to be fate. It may be that which holds your deepest fears and you highest dreams. Most rune scholars say the blank rune is a modern addition. They argue that a rune cannot be blank. Dots were used between some runes to denote a space in several rune versions. Most rune users agree that the blank stone has no significance and they say it is not associated with the dots in any way.



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HEMATITE

Some scholars believe the glyphs have their beginning with the Etruscan glyphs. Others think runes are linked to the Germanic pictorial symbols. These were symbols that were used in spells, blessings and curses. The Germanic symbols were also used as protection symbols and fertility symbols. The runes are an Oracle like the Chinese I Ching. The runes do not predict the future, but advise you as to what may or could happen.



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CRYSTAL QUARTZ

One rune may be choosen each day to help guide you.



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