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Runes by Maylar Runes by Maylar

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According to the myth, to obtain the runes, Odin:”… hung on the Yggdrasil tree for nine days and nights and was pierced by a spear. He fasted during this whole ordeal. He also pawned one of his eyes for a drink of the Spring of Mimir…”

Let’s say they’re somewhat easier to get now…or at least the ones I made!

This is a set of the miniature book, bag and the rune plates.

The bag is made out of faux soft leather and a cord with two handmade beads. It contain 24 miniature faux stone plates (fimo). These plates measure 6 x 4 mm or 0.23 x 0.15 inch each, with all the runes of so called upper futhark engraved on them.

The miniature book is 1.8 cm high, 1.5 wide (0.70 x 0.59 inch) and contains 24 tea dyed pages with all the runes and their names done in ink, plus the hand marbled endpapers. Book is saddle stitched, hard covered and bound in faux leather, silvered with silver leaf. There is a hand-woven, permanently attached bookmark with the silvered shield knot on one end. Shield knot is present on the spine as well.

The front cover features Huginn and Muninn (“Thought” and “Desire”), ravens from the Nordic mythology and a small symbols of Horn of Odin and a rune.

The  back cover features Sleipnir (“The Sliding One”), Odin’s eight legged horse, with Odin himself on his back.

The book is completely handmade, from scratch. 

Hope you like it! :D

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:iconiglybo:
Iglybo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Very cool :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconmurtauge:
murtauge Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student General Artist
sorry to be the bearer of bad new but Wunjo is supposed to look a bit different than that....and you are also missing Wyrd
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are not a bearer of bad news and I couldn't agree with you more, when it comes to Wunjo...it was the conflict with the charts I had, actually. I had a number of very old books (not "old' in ancient sense, lol, but in 1890-1940 sense) with various mystic and alchemical symbols, charts, lettering, etc. They are lovely books, but as many of those times, they have proven to be somewhat loose when it comes to representations (I guess back then it was harder to do a thorough check than today). In one of those, Wunjo is represented as you see it here...as one would normally represent Thurisaz, while Thurisaz has a more rounded shape. This confused me for a while, then I just went with the flow. It is not a mistake in general, but it is surely something to be remembered for the next time, I guess...

As for the Wyrd... it is not an original part of Elder Futhark, but is later added. It has no sound or shape, so it is an impossible symbol and while some regard it as an addition for divination purposes (it should represent god's presence or the unknown or break in runes or similar), in truth it has no meaning and was added only for simplified usage (long story, but it is easier to use 25 than 24 symbols, or so I heard). Anyway, I wanted to keep to the originals here, that's why no Wyrd.
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:iconmurtauge:
murtauge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student General Artist
oh,  Ok.....sorry for bothering you :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Not a bother at all :)  I actually highly appreciate inputs like this, it helps me improve, so thank you :)
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:iconmurtauge:
murtauge Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student General Artist
ok then! 0u0
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:iconiglybo:
Iglybo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
no problem ^^
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful, detailed mini rune set!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! :D
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:iconleludar:
Leludar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really awesome : D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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