The Runes were revealed to Odin as his death was approaching, after hanging himself from a tree and piercing himself with a spear. The Futhark alphabet originates from the runes. Over time the symbols evolved into a language, however the runes retained their magical properties. They contain powerful energy and magic from the ancestors, and are an effective form of divination.
This set of Amethyst runes comes in a box with a black velvet pouch, and instructions.