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Magic runes: writing, divination and rituals
The magic runes represent an ancient alphabet of Germanic origin that been used usually as a way for the writing, the divination and also to realize someone ritual magicians.
One believes that his use extended to Europe of the north, escandinavia, Great Britain and Iceland in 100 B.C. until the year 1600 of our age. The magic runes appeared in the German tribes who were located in this epoch in central and Oriental Europe and many students of the topic say that there exists the possibility of that in the magic runes can have been acquired some of the symbols of other alphabets, like for example the Greek, the Etruscan alphabet and enclosed the ancient Roman. The magic runes were shaped by straight lines so that that way the characters could be carved both in stone and in wood and the first inscriptions date of the IIIrd century, although one believes that the magic runes are much more ancient. When the use of the magic runes began to spread towards Scandinavia, many of the original symbols were rejected and the alphabet came down to only 16.
A fact that turns out to be very interesting to stand out is that between 400 and 600, three Germanic tribes, the anglos, and the Saxon ones realized the invasion in Big bretaña taking with them the runes with them since they were using them as an oracle to have an idea of the panorama that was waiting for them. On the other hand, the form that it was characterizing to a few changed completely, in addition to producing severe changes to him in the language, 9 more magic runes joined to the alphabet for thus to manage to compensate the new sounds; of the magic runes corresponding letters were assigned to several.
The above mentioned alphabet, which finally spread to 32 symbols is known like Futhork Anglosajón that, nevertheless, there is no manuscript that it verifies or alludes all the names that would correspond to the ancient magic runes. On the other hand we must mention the fact that there are different the existing versions of the runic alphabets and each of them possesses some little differences as for the names of every rune, the drawing of the symbols, the esoteric meanings that they possess and the magic properties that assume to them. For example, Futhark Antiguo, Futhark Escandinavo and Futhork Anglosajón are some of the most frequent versions of the runic alphabets that are used and know at present, and in turn, the same ones possess numerous changes. It is important to stand out the fact that the western alphabets, from a beginning, arose like mass communication media which purpose was that of describing the reality but in a magic way, de facto many ancient alphabets possess several symbolic connotations, which depth represents the enormous power that it characterizes to the word. In the alphabets Welsh, Greek, Gothic, Hebrew, Welsh bard, and Ogham (ancient Irish alphabet) each of the characters or symbols has a name or a denomination that acts of reflex for his sound, which in turn possesses a few symbolic meanings.
Alphabet of magic runes
Historically, the collection of magic runes more ancient that is known in our actuality is so called Futhark Antiguo, although also it is possible that we know it as the runic alphabet Futhark Germánico that contains 24 symbols or runic letters and it was baptized this way due to the order of each of the symbols; as the Alphabet of the magic runes alpha and beta acquires the name of the first two Greek letters, that is to say, likewise the alphabet Futhark acquires his name due to the sound of the first two runes.
This implies that to say Futhark is basically equal to say alphabet or ABC. On the other hand, in addition to the alphabet of magic runes called Futhark Germánico, one believes that approximately in the year 800 some other variants appeared in what it was the Anglo-Saxon England and the German Scandinavia, in the first one of the cases there was called Futhork due to the order that was expiring: there takes place the change of the A - Ansuz for O, and this one raises the number of symbols to 28. The second alphabet that is known as the alphabet of the magic runes Futhark Vikingo, was limited to 16 symbols, but in turn it possesses two more variants, which are the Danish and the Norwegian / Swede.
Also we cannot ignore to the variants of the alphabet of the magic runes of Northumbrian, which possesses a whole of 33 symbols; the Gothic runes with 25 symbols; the medieval runes with 8 and the runes Armanen whose whole of symbols is 33.
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