In a further effort to dedicate to working with Odin, I decided to order a new set of runes recently.
Though I have two other sets – one Elder Futhark and one Anglo-Saxon – in keeping with the spirit of creating a new devotional practice, I wanted to have a custom set made specifically for working with Odin.*
After receiving some recommendations and talking to different artisans, I chose a rune-craftsman whose shop is based in the Ukraine – Eril’s Workshop -because his work is simply stunning:
So my new runes were finished last week.
The artisan sent me a neat little photo essay that showed the creation process of my runes.
The runes blanks he used are made of a beautiful light oak – the color of honey -uniformly cut and neatly carved.
Despite being made of slices of oak, looking at the photos, they appear deceptively thin, light as feathers.
And they are…my runes arrived today.
They remind me of delicate cookies – honey wafers.
(Yes, the color of them does make me (almost!) want to lick them, imagining the sweet flavor of Daelmans Dutch Honey Wafers.)
I will be blooding them in the next few days, with intent to begin using them soon; perhaps by this coming Wednesday. 🙂
*Yes, I thought about making my own runes. Perhaps that will be a project for further down the road.