Runes were used in Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. The Norse version of the runic alphabet is known as the Futhark derived from their first six letters of the alphabet: F, U, Þ, A, R, and K. Runes are prominently mentioned in Norse mythology, and it's said to be Odin who discovered the meaning behind the runes and brought them back to the Vikings. These symbols weren't just a form of language; to many Vikings, they held deeper meanings. They were used in Viking religion and divination, carved into weapons for power, and engraved into Viking rune jewelry to be worn for luck and protection.
Norse Spirit has a great selection of rune rings, rune necklaces, rune bracelets, and other rune jewelry. Shop today for Viking rune jewelry and other Viking accessories.