Since runes are letters, you can use them to write secret messages.

Use the Viking alphabet (the Futhark) as your code.

To read or write words written in runes, you have to go by the sound they make. These are the rune sounds:

...f ...oo or u ...th ...a ...r ...k
...g ...w ...h ...n ...ee ...j or y
..i ...p ...z ...s ...t ...b or v
...e ...m ...l ...ng ...d ...o

 

The Viking Magic books have secret rune messages that tell you how to make your own...

   

 

If you can write your name in runes you can get some magic powers, but the Futhark doesnít match exactly with the English alphabet. Some English words canít be written in runes.

Can you work out why the alphabet is called the Futhark?  Click here for the answer.

Why are runes made of straight lines? Click here for the answer.

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