The Elder Futhark, also known as Norse or Viking Runes is one of the oldest forms of the runic alphabets. The picture below shows 2 sets of these runes handcrafted by myself, Angel Rose Nox. The Elder Futhark contains 24 letters or runes. Its runes are found carved on artifacts such as jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and stones from the 2nd to 8th centuries. Today it is often used in Cleromancy, a form of divination using the, casting of lots, or casting bones or stones. A 25th Blank or Wyrd rune has been added many modern sets.