The Elder Futhark. Introductory Lecture To The Rune Course (Video)

The Elder Futhark. Excerpt From An Introductory Lecture To The Rune Course. (2015)

The system we use to learn Runes relates to their nature, and their nature is family, kinship-like. There are 24 Runes in the Elder Futhark, we are studying just the Elder Futhark. The Younger Futhark as well as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc have a later origin and are associated with the introduction of Runes into christianity. We won’t be studying them as a system, because it is not one. When we will, possibly, reach the point of studying gods and Runic formulas, there, in some cases Runes of the Younger Futhark may be used, but quite rarely. I am not very fond of using them, and I will tell you the reasons for it a little bit later. So, the Elder Futhark consists of 24 Runes and these 24 Runes are divided in 3 aetts. If translated, ‘aett’ means kin, or family. ‘Aett’ or ‘Att’. 3 families of 8 Runes.