Elder Rune Archetypes Realized

… Perhaps not realized to their fullest extent, but realized in less than two grams apiece all the same.

More practice with Fimo clay has me delving into old projects, like rune-making. But I wanted something more intimate than my “found object” route. Instead of finding, painting, and affixing rocks and sanded glass together to make them, I decided to instead make my own from scratch–solely inspired by Elder Rune characters (or archetypes, depending on who you ask.)

Here are some of my favorites to come out of the 24 character batch. Each are less than an inch square and use the same amount of Fimo clay (1.77 grams or one-sixteenth-of-an-ounce.)

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“Need” – patience, omens, stress OR possessiveness, misleading

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“Arrow” – warrior, intrigue, justice OR skewed motives, listless

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“Dice” – destiny, mystery, sexuality OR revealed secrets, disloyalty

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“Gift” – partners, love, divine union OR emotional problems

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“Horse” – progress, future changes, movement OR long journeys, sudden change

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“Elk” – friendship, aspiration, soul OR used by others, vulnerable

Here’s all twenty-four grouped in sixes just so I could zoom in for some manner of detail. If you have questions about any of them (what they are, what they represent, why I should chose one shape over another for certain ambiguous ones, etc.), please don’t hesitate to comment!

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*Please let me know if any description of a rune is incorrect or misconstrued. I check my source information with two to three others, but you never know what could fall through the cracks in the Fimo.

**For those unfamiliar with Elder Runes, runic alphabets, or the practice of divination with runes… I can’t really give you a truly reliable source, because much of what is known/practiced is pretty much made up or steeped in mythos and botched “research”. Personally, I suggest Wikipedia (it’s about as credible as anything you’ll happen upon.)

***So many words! I only meant to showcase pictures! Forgive me! Is a cat tax required in this instance? Perhaps that is only an Imgurian practice?

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