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!
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.