Runes – Kenaz
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.
Kenaz is the symbol of the torch, the shining light of fire and illumination. This talisman represents strength, energy and happiness. Kenaz has the alluring and comforting warmth of the hearth fire that family and friends gather around in the colder months. Several ancient goddesses had torches or the family hearth as their symbol to represent the life force. Fire was naturally revered and connected to spiritual illumination – many ceremonies have torch light parades or community bonfires to celebrate the seasons or special events. The ash from such celebrations was used to fertilise crops. Kenaz is a talisman of fire, warmth, light, energy, growth, strength, happiness, family and spiritual understanding.
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