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 Rose Quartz set has handcrafted engraved gold lettering.