Set of 25 Rose Quartz Carved Elder Futhark RunesComes with a black velvet pouch.The runes stem from an ancient form of Germanic alphabet, which was used by the Germanic and Nordic tribes of northern Europe, Scandinavia and Britain for writing, divination and magical purposes. Runic inscriptions have been found on stones, jewellery, weapons and objects dating back to the 3rd century AD, but it’s likely that they existed long before that.When you cast the runes, it’s not fortune-telling. The idea behind the way that runes work is that, as you ask a question or think about an issue, your conscious and unconscious minds are focused. When the runes are cast in front of you, they’re not totally random, but are choices that have been made by your subconscious. Like any form of divination or oracle reading, it can take time to master the art of reading the runes. There are books and guides available on our website to help you understand the runic meanings and their significance in your life, and to the questions and issues you’re exploring, and with practice it does get easier.