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Rune Cards

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Learning the runes and want a way to practice? Interested in Norse history and want a cool themed set playing cards? Then the Rune Cards are for you.

A full 54 card set of playing cards, with the Elder Futhark runes and their meanings. 24 cards each have a rune and their meaning, while another 24 cards each have a rune and an image associated with the meaning. Three of the aces have "cheat sheets" for the three Aetts, and the fourth ace has a modern pronunciation guide. The two jokers have some extra rune facts.

ace of hearts card back
Jera text Jera image

The Rune Cards are great for:

  • Seeing the runes on a regular basis to remind you of them
  • Using as flash cards (especially the image-only cards) to test your knowledge
  • Rune readings with a familiar tarot-style layout
  • A convenient, discreet divination tool that's easy to travel with and easy to pass off as mundane
  • Gifts for that friend of yours who just really loves vikings

Whether you believe in the runes as a magical tool, a link to your heritage, or just a really cool aesthetic, the Rune Cards are for you. They're both a great study aid and a fully playable poker deck.

Keep in mind that each rune has meanings and history that could fill an entire book - if you're using the Rune Cards as your only learning tool, you're missing out. The meaning cards are there to help and remind you, but it's best if you pick up a book dedicated to the runes, such as Diana Paxson's excellent work, Taking Up the Runes.

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This title was added to our catalog on February 07, 2013.