I started this project year ago after one amazing concert of the band Wardruna. This was my "kick in the ass" start this journey. For me it`s spiritual and personal experience but I believe that the people can feel this too as personal for themselves. My major inspiration is the music of Wardruna and the nordic rune poems. I am making lots of research before I start draw the runic illustration. Each runic illustration cost me sleepless nights and all day concentration but after this the pleasure of the finished work is great and I feel satisfied. During the process I am feeling and thinking about the concrete rune and learning. I think this experience must be shared with the world and maybe someone somewhere will feel the meaning of this symbols.


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Let me explain what are the runes. Runo), Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter. The Scandinavian variants are also known as futhark or fuþark (derived from their first six letters of the alphabet: F, U, Þ, A, R, and K); the Anglo-Saxon variant is futhorc or fuþorc (due to sound changes undergone in Old English by the names of those six letters).

In Norse mythology, the runic alphabet is attested to a divine origin (Old Norse: reginkunnr). This is attested as early as on the Noleby Runestone from approximately 600 AD that reads Runo fahi raginakundo toj[e'k]a..., meaning "I prepare the suitable divine rune..."[28] and in an attestation from the 9th century on the Sparlösa Runestone, which reads Ok rað runaʀ þaʀ rægi[n]kundu, meaning "And interpret the runes of divine origin".[29] More notably, in the Poetic Edda poem Hávamál, Stanza 80, the runes also are described as reginkunnr.

The poem Hávamál explains that the originator of the runes was the major deity, Odin. Stanza 138 describes how Odin received the runes through self-sacrifice:

I know that I hung on a windy tree

nine long nights,

wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin,

myself to myself,

on that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run.

No bread did they give me nor a drink from a horn,

downwards I peered;

I took up the runes,

screaming I took them,

then I fell back from there.

This passage has been interpreted as a mythical representation of shamanic initial rituals in which the initiate must undergo a physical trial in order to receive mystic wisdom.

So this runes can be used for divining , fortunetelling and meditating.

For the creating of this images first I am drawing a sketch on paper with pen and then I am starting the "magic" photoshop.

#1 Fehu-Fe Causes Strife Amongst Friends The Wolf Feeds In The Forest Fe Is Joy To Man Strife Amongt Kin Path Of The Serpent The Snake Lies Coiled Hidden, It Waits Beneath Like A Frost-Covered Field Strife That Kinsmen Suffer

Fehu-Fe Causes Strife Amongst Friends The Wolf Feeds In The Forest Fe Is Joy To Man Strife Amongt Kin Path Of The Serpent The Snake Lies Coiled Hidden, It Waits Beneath Like A Frost-Covered Field Strife That Kinsmen Suffer

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#2 Uruz-The Aurochs Is Proud And Has Great Horns; It Is A Very Savage Beast And Fights With Its Horns; A Great Ranger Of The Moors, It Is A Creature Of Mettle

Uruz-The Aurochs Is Proud And Has Great Horns; It Is A Very Savage Beast And Fights With Its Horns; A Great Ranger Of The Moors, It Is A Creature Of Mettle

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#3 Thurisaz-The Thorn Is Exceedingly Sharp, An Evil Thing For Any Knight To Touch, Uncommonly Severe On All Who Sit Among Them. Also Means Giant

Thurisaz-The Thorn Is Exceedingly Sharp, An Evil Thing For Any Knight To Touch, Uncommonly Severe On All Who Sit Among Them. Also Means Giant

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#4 Ansuz-God, Inspiration, Speaking. Dedicated To Odin

Ansuz-God, Inspiration, Speaking. Dedicated To Odin

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#5 Raido-Traveling, Raiding. Riding Seems Easy To Every Warrior While He Is Indoors And Very Courageous To Him Who Traverses The High-Roads On The Back Of A Stout Horse

Raido-Traveling, Raiding. Riding Seems Easy To Every Warrior While He Is Indoors And Very Courageous To Him Who Traverses The High-Roads On The Back Of A Stout Horse

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#6 Kenaz-The Inner Fire, The Fire That Can Light Your Way If You Are Lost.kauna Tears The Winds Of Night Flutters Not By Your Breath The Ice Melts By Your Light Kauna Revales Pale Traces Kauna Seeps Into Secrets Lights Up The Eyes The Fire Cleanses My Mind Kaun, The Flame Burns

Kenaz-The Inner Fire, The Fire That Can Light Your Way If You Are Lost.kauna Tears The Winds Of Night Flutters Not By Your Breath The Ice Melts By Your Light Kauna Revales Pale Traces Kauna Seeps Into Secrets Lights Up The Eyes The Fire Cleanses My Mind Kaun, The Flame Burns

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#7 Gebo-Gift. It`s About The Self Sacrifice. Sometimes When You Want To Receive Something You Have To Give Something. Gift For A Gift

Gebo-Gift. It`s About The Self Sacrifice. Sometimes When You Want To Receive Something You Have To Give Something. Gift For A Gift

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#8 Wunjo-Joy, Happiness

Wunjo-Joy, Happiness

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