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Runes

magnetic pieces for writing messages

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The runic script was the day-to-day written language used by the Germanic tribes during the Viking era and into the Middle Ages. Runes are often associated with memorial rune stones, but the rune script was used to give messages, often to commercial partners. Love letters was not unusual. The Roman script was used mainly by the clergy and noblemen, usually in formal context. At the end of the medieval period, the runes went out of use.

The set of runes consists of 46 pieces with 23 different rune letters. They reflect the Scandinavian runes from the Viking era but are supplemented by som runes from the medieval times in order to accomodate for sounds in modern language. Messages and names can be written on the fridge door using the set of runes. Examples: