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Gods of the Runes: The Divine Shapers of Fate


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The ancient origins and divinatory power of the runes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Uncovers the original divinatory meaning of each rune through the myths of its corresponding Norse god or goddess andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Includes beautiful full-color illustrations of the runic gods and goddesses andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Presents rune-casting spreads for divination and character analysis andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Explores the controversial history of runes from the Paleolithic Stone Age to today andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Invented long before the appearance of the runic alphabet Futhark less than two thousand years ago, the runes were originally created as symbols for specific deities. Representing the twenty-four Norse gods and goddesses from the Vanir and Aesir pantheons, the runes provide a way to establish direct contact with the divine shapers of fate. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Based on the work of Austrian mystic and runologist Guido von List and anthropologist Marija Gimbutas as well as the oldest rune artifacts to survive from pre-Christian Europe, this book reveals the long history of runes from their appearances in Paleolithic cave paintings through their rechristening in Medieval times to their modern resurgence as a popular tool of divination. It uncovers the original names and divinatory meanings of each rune by exploring the myths, personality traits, astrological periods, identifying colors, and gemstones of the runeandrsquo;s corresponding god or goddess. It also illustrates and explains five ancient rune-casting spreads used by Norse adepts for divination as well as character analysis. By renewing their link with the divine, andlt;Iandgt;Gods of the Runesandlt;/Iandgt; shows how working with the runes can be a genuine mystical experience, enabling a personal connection with the gods and a rediscovery of their perennial truths.


This book reveals the rich history of runes since their appearance in Paleolithic times. It uncovers the original meanings, myths, traits, astrological periods, colors, and gemstones of each rune's corresponding god or goddess. Includes beautiful full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Frank Joseph is the editor in chief of andlt;Iandgt;Ancient Americanandlt;/Iandgt; magazine and the author of andlt;Iandgt;Atlantis and 2012andlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Destruction of Atlantisandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Lost Civilization of Lemuriaandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Survivors of Atlantisandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;The Lost Treasure of King Jubaandlt;/Iandgt;. He lives in Minnesota.Ian Daniels has been a professional fantasy painter and illustrator since 1995 and lives in Kent, England.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Foreword andlt;BRandgt;The Runes Are Spiritual Touchstones by Von Braschler andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;Connecting with the God Energy of the Runes andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Rune Quest: Exploring Methods of Divination andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Runic Origins: Older than Suspected andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Frija, the Queen of Heaven andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Ullr, the Glorious One andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Thor, the Protector andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Aegir, the Oceanic God andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Ran, Goddess of the Sea andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Kvasir, the Divine Inspirer andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Gefion, the Sacred Benefactor andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Vidar, Conqueror of Doom andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Heimdall, He of the Echoing Horn andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Njord, the Needful andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Iduna, Gatherer of Golden Apples andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Jordegumma, the Old Woman of the Earth andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;15andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Eir, Wolf Mother andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;16andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Perchta, Keeper of Secrets andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;17andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Odin, All-Father andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;18andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Sif, the Golden-Haired andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;19andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Tyr, War God andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;20andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Balder, the Deathless andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;21andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Erda, Earth Mother andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;22andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Mardal-Freya, Goddess of Sexual Romance andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;23andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Loki, the Trickster andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;24andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Yngvi-Freyr, Patron of Increase and Prosperity andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;25andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Donar, Cloud Drummer andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;26andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Ostara, Goddess of Spring andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;27andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Current and Past-Life Rune Readings Using the Runes of the Gods andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Index andlt;/Bandgt;

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The Divine Shapers of Fate
Joseph, Frank
Daniels, Ian
Daniels, Ian
Bear and Company
Divination - General
Folklore & Mythology
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