The Runic Alphabet

There are many versions of the runic alphabets. Each has variations in names, shapes, esoteric meanings and magical uses. One should not mix futharks, or the intent or meaning becomes confused. The Elder Futhark, the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, and the Younger (or Scandinavian) Futhark are the most frequently seen versions of the runic alphabets in use today.

The runes are broken into three sections or groups of eight, called aett (aettir, plural). This helps one to remember their order, and has significance in magical uses.

Elder Futhark the Runic Alphabet

Click on a Rune for more information

Fehu
Fehu
Uruz
Uruz
Thurisaz
Thurisaz
Ansuz
Ansuz

Raidho
Raidho
Kenaz
Kenaz
Gebo
Gebo
Wunjo
Wunjo

Hagalaz
Hagalaz
Nauthiz
Nauthiz
Isa
Isa
Jera
Jera

Eihwaz
Eihwaz
Perthro
Perthro
Algiz
Algiz
Sowilo
Sowilo

Tiwaz
Tiwaz
Berkano
Berkano
Ehwaz
Ehwaz
Mannaz
Mannaz

Laguz
Laguz
Ingwaz
Ingwaz
Dagaz
Dagaz
Othala
Othala

Thankyou to Oswald the Runemaker for his consultation on my Runes pages
Oswald the Runemaker