We offer Germanic runes in the form of pewter pendants, hand-forged iron amulets and runes carved in antlers.
Runes were ascribed a divine origin and were mainly used as a sacred form of writing worthy of recording important events or for magical protection for people or things -- in fact, the word “rune” means both letter and mystery and they are said to allow one to access and influence many levels of reality. The 24 letter Furhark alphabet that was revealed to Odin is considered the oldest system. Myths tell how Odin hung upside down on the World Tree Yggdrasil and took up the runes.
There is one historical certainty about the age of runes: they formed an alphabet at least as old as the Hebrew alphabet and we also know that they were written from left to right.