Runes – Berkano
The Runes are magical in nature, but also a practical written language. It is thought that the alphabetical order of these symbols derives from the Etruscans in Northern Italy – in the border region of Switzerland and Austria. The Germanic Tribes in the Alps merged their symbols with the Etruscan form of writing to create a working system for their people. The runes were used for good luck, love, blessings, a good harvest, victory in battle (engraved in sword blades), and divination.
Berkano is the birch tree which represents birth, new beginnings and the flourishing land in springtime. The birch is a magical tree associated with purification – branches were used to sweep negativity from the house. Birch branches would be decorated in a pre-budding state in late winter and the heat of the house would bring the leaves out. This rune is also one of love – young couples were said to make their commitment to each other in birch groves ruled over by the ancient goddess. This rune signals, birth, growth, adventure, energy, purity and new beginnings.
Hand crafted porcelain – made in Australia
Cord Length: 66cm or tie to desired length.
Pendent dimensions: 3.3cm x 3.7cm
Ancient Realms designed by – Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E