The Vikings left behind a great number of documents in stone, wood and metal, all written in mysterious symbols known as runes. They relied on these symbols not only for writing but also to tell fortunes, cast spells and provide protection.
The rune alphabet, or futhark, gets its name from its first six letters (f, u, th, a, r, k). Each rune not only represents a different sound but also has its own distinct meaning often connected with Norse mythology.
This Viking Rune Gem Ring is made from gold-plated lead-free pewter and is supplied in a clear plastic blister. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.