According to legend a Norse warrior called Odin, seeking wisdom and understanding of life and death, fasted with neither food nor water hanging from Yggdrasil, the tree of knowledge, for nine days and nights. From this experience came the knowledge of the Runes. From that time on, aided by Viking travels, knowledge and understanding of the runes has spread throughout the world. Runes are an alphabet of symbols that represent energies and meanings and that also lend themselves to the use of intuition - reaching for further insight beyond the description of each stone's meaning. Runes stones can be used to help us understand ourselves and the surrounding world better by allowing us to ask questions and then casting the runes stones for answers.
Within this web site you will find rune casting fortune telling via a variety of rune spreads and information on the meaning of runes. All of these are free to use !
Personalise your Rune Readings.
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We offer a choice of rune sets for you to use. Please click on one to select a set. Your choice of runes will be remembered so the next time that you return you will see your selection in use.
Choices of Rune Readings.
We offer four types of free readings, two simple Yes/No readings which are instantly accessible below, and two further readings that offer a more comprehensive response, which are also free, but we may ask that you consider completing a quick survey before using these two readings. If the survey is shown you should only be asked to complete the survey once per day at most.
- Single rune casting for a brief Yes / No response to your question.
- Three rune spread casting for a more detailed Yes / No response to your question.
For information about each rune - click on the rune pictures in the columns at either side of the page for details on the rune meaning and its equivalent English letter and number.
Which way up?
The runes can be seen in the columns on the left and right of each page. As with the standard English alphabet most of the runes can only be viewed correctly one way up. Thus when cast inverted, they offer a different meaning to their normal orientation.
Other runes, such as Gebo shown to the left, look the same when viewed upright or inverted.
Looking for other types of readings? Other Divination websites can be found on the Divination Finder website.