Full Set of 24 Viking Rune Beads
Full Set of 24 Norse Runes - Viking Beard Beads | Nordic Rune Letters
This is a Full Set of 24 Norse Rune Beard Beads; each bead’s outer surface is etched with a distinct Rune from the Elder Furthark. Runes refer to characters that comprised the ancient Germanic alphabet prior to the introduction of the Latin alphabet. The earliest artifacts bearing runic inscriptions have been said to have been created at around 150BC, almost a millennium ago. Runes were not only a writing mechanism but were believed to contain magical attributes that manifested themselves in prophetic knowledge and wisdom to whoever adorned them.