Runes are letters in a family of ancient alphabets known as runic alphabets. Runes were used as a method of communication across Scandinavia and in other Germanic nations from around the 3rd century CE to around the 13th century, when they were displaced by the Roman alphabet. Thousands of examples of runic inscriptions can be found in stones, coins, and artwork and many Scandinavian countries also boast extensive collections of runic manuscripts. Runes are also used by some people as a tool for divination, since these individuals believe that runes have mysterious powers.


The word “rune” is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word which means “secret,” or “mystery.” Writing was widely held to be mysterious by many early European cultures, since it abstracted spoken language, turning it into symbols which could be read. Some of our readers can incorporate a runes reading within a psychic reading, simply search for this skill in the search box within the website.