Most of my work is done with the Elder Futhark.  ‘Futhark’ is the literal equivalent of the word ‘Alphabet’, the latter being a combination of Alpha and Beta, and the former being a combination of Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho and Kenaz (the first five letters of the Elder Futhark).  The Elder Futhark is the oldest rune alphabet, with inscriptions dating back to 150CE.  The Elder Futhark is the most commonly used rune set today and you can normally (but not always) assume that, unless stated otherwise, a person is talking about the Elder Futhark when discussing their runes.

My pages about the runes include many rune correspondences but their primary function is to provide you with insights, ideas and inspiration for the development of your own rune ‘kenning hoard’ (store of knowledge and power).  The runes are divided into aettir which means ‘family’; there are three rune families with eight runes in each, each family is known as an aett.

First Aett

Fehu * Uruz * Thurisaz * Ansuz * Raidho * Kenaz * Gebo * Wunjo

Second Aett

Hagalaz * Nauthiz * Isa * Jera * Eihwaz * Perthro * Algiz * Sowilo

Third Aett

Teiwaz * Berkano * Ehwaz * Mannaz * Laguz * Inguz * Dagaz * Othala

Wyrd – Wyrd is not a rune in the traditional Elder Futhark but many modern sets include it

Exploding runes