What are runes?
Runes is a term that comes from Viking mythology, in a legend that indicates that the runes were given by Odin as we will see later.
Runes have a double meaning: on the one hand they indicate secret and on the other, mystery. Thus it is understood that the runes are intended to reveal mysteries or secrets of our future.
The Viking runes roll gives us advice for our future and how we should evolve as people.
The legend says that Odin exchanged his left eye with the giant Mímir, his maternal uncle and guardian of the sources of wisdom, so that he could teach him the mysteries and great secrets of the world.
Once Odin received this great knowledge, of which he was not happy, he fell trapped between the branches of Yggdrasil (Idrasil) for nine nights, which allowed him to advance in his most internal and intimate part and grow as a spiritual being.
For this reason, runes are not only a means of divination, but they are also a great tool for personal growth.
The runes are engraved with signs with a certain geometry that give them a double meaning, on the one hand as a means of divine communication and divination, and on the other as a means of communication of the common people.
The word also has meaning in old Gaelic, that is, a mystery that we must know for our future. Possibly this rune term has evolved from German to Irish. It is believed that the runes arose more than 5,000 years ago and that they were used as a means of writing, especially in celebrations and esoteric rites of the Viking pagan culture, to later evolve towards a more domestic and less solemn use: as an alphabet and to number, going from almost religious use to a more daily and practical one.
The Norse or Viking culture say that the runes were given by the God Odin, the great creator who can do everything, being a way by which he communicated with his people to send them his blessings, or to warn them of their enemies.
Due to this character, which resembles the Greek oracles, the runes were sacred, an almost divine character that became darker centuries later when Christianity considered them as pagan and even as a means of communication with the Evil One.
That made them fall into oblivion and their use practically disappeared.
They resurfaced again, unfortunately for their fame, with the rise of Nazism when the SS used them as an identifying symbol. Currently with the new era and esotericism the runes are studied and used as a means of divination and personal evolution.
In short and following mythology, the future may be written, but we always have the last word to transform it. The runes help us to evolve and to be masters of our own destiny.