In some of my items you might come up with runes and so called bindrunes. Runes go long way back to The Viking Age ( started 793 AD and lasted about 300 hunded years)and even further to times runes were first invented. There are plenty of information available on runes these days and some of them are mixed up with newer traditions that are influenced by Solomonic magic, New Age or other forms of modern witchcraft. I personally do not feel drawn to those versions even though they may be compelling to many due to their rich symbolic and semantic beliefsystem. But that is not my way. I can live with less information and more questions. However there are some principles when I work with runes:
1. For Old Norse I use Younger Futhark
2. For Proto-German I use Elder Futhark
3. For English translations I use Old English and therefore Anglo-Saxon Runes.
For other rune systems I have no similar interest except to understand the shift and changes in phonetics and use of certain runes and their correspondences knowing that also latin alphabets were used.
4. I use the perspective of a runestone runemaster which is seen in my way to choose between certain optional runes to make words easier to carve into stone, bone or wood.
5. I try to avoid turning modern English into runes. So there won’t be Odin written with D.
6. If I write my own language in runes i still won’t use doubles.
7. If I can’t find way to translate your sentence or word into wanted language I find another way to say it. I only give what I have, not what i don’t.
8. In Bindrunes I use linear, multi-axial and Radial depending on what is the purpose.
So, what is in it for you?
In some of my items I have given an option to add Runes. Then you can add in your order what things you want to express through runes. Also I have rune sets to order and those are in Elder Futhark only.
I am aware there are plenty of different approaches to runes but this is my way and for me it is my gate to the beautiful world of runemastery.