According to legend a Norse warrior called Odin, seeking wisdom and understanding of life and death, fasted with neither food nor water hanging from Yggdrasil, the tree of knowledge, for nine days and nights. From this experience came the knowledge of the Runes. From that time on, aided by Viking travels, knowledge and understanding of the runes has spread throughout the world. Runes are an alphabet of symbols that represent energies and meanings and that also lend themselves to the use of intuition - reaching for further insight beyond the description of each stone's meaning. Runes stones can be used to help us understand ourselves and the surrounding world better by allowing us to ask questions and then casting the runes stones for answers.
Within this web site you will find rune casting fortune telling via a variety of rune spreads and information on the meaning of runes. All of these are free to use !
Choices of Rune Readings.
- Click here. To cast a single rune for a simple Yes / No response to a question.
- Click here. To cast three runes for a more detailed Yes / No response to a question.
- Click here. To ask a question for a choice of categories and cast a single rune, giving a detailed interpretation of the rune cast.
- For information about each rune - click on the rune pictures in the columns at either side of the page for details on the rune meaning and its equivalent English letter and number.
Personalise your Rune Readings.
We offer a choice of rune sets for you to use. Please click on one to select a set. Your choice of runes will be remembered so the next time that you return you will see your selection in use.
|Black stones||Wood slices||Glass discs|
Which way up?
The runes can be seen in the columns on the left and right of each page. As with the standard English alphabet most of the runes can only be viewed correctly one way up. Thus when cast inverted, they offer a different meaning to their normal orientation.
Other runes, such as Gebo shown to the left, look the same when viewed upright or inverted.