Each Rune is hand-burned on small, basswood disks and can be cast in a variety of methods for Divination, both individually and paired with other reading tools! They come in a woodburned pine box with brass clasps.
Runes, Ogham, were used in Norse religions and magic, carved into weapons to imbue them with power and worn by many as a form of luck, faith, meaning and protection. Today they are used as tools for Divination.
The runic alphabet has existed for thousands of years and was used to write many Germanic languages before the introduction of the Latin alphabet, including that of the Norseman (what we call Vikings). The three most well known runic alphabets are the Scandinavian ‘Elder Futhark’ (150-800AD) and ‘Younger Futhark’ (800-1100 AD) and the Anglo-Saxon ‘Futhorc’ (400-1100 AD). The Anglo-Saxon form differs in name due to a shift in the sound when pronounced in Old English. The Younger Futhark is also subdivided into several branches and developed into the Medieval and Dalecarlian Runes as time went on.
In Norse lore it is told that Yggdrasil (the world-tree) holds all nine worlds and grows out of the Well of Urd. In this well live three female entities called Norns, who use runes to carve the destiny of every individual being into the ancient bark at the base of the timeless tree. Odin - king of the Norse Gods - impaled himself with his own spear, hanging from Yggdrasil for nine days and nights in order to discover the true significance of the runes and the secrets that they hold.
If you want to know more about Runes and Lore, I highly recommend doing your research! Here is a good starting point!