This altar measures 14 x 9 inches and is made from a beautiful piece of pine. I only have one of these available.
All of my altars are 100% handmade from scratch.
I harvested these elk bones while hiking here in Idaho and each is cleaned by hand. All of my bones are sourced this way and come directly from Oreamnos Oddities.
It has a saw tooth hanger on the back so it can either be set on a table or hung from a wall.
The ribs attached to the altar create a Mannaz rune.
Mannaz – “Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind” – Esoteric: Humankind, awareness
Rune of the Divine structure of intelligence in the human soul or psyche. Rune of the horizons of human existence and collective potential.
The Elder Futhark (also called Elder Fuþark, Older Futhark, Old Futhark or Germanic Futhark) is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts (including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to the 8th centuries.
In Scandinavia, from the late 8th century, the script was simplified to the Younger Futhark, and the Anglo-Saxons and Frisians extended the Futhark, which eventually became the Anglo-Saxon futhorc. Unlike the Anglo-Saxon furhorc and the Younger Futharks, which remained in use during the Early and the High Middle Ages respectively, knowledge of how to read the Elder Futhark was forgotten until 1865, when it was deciphered by Norwegian scholar Sophus Bugge.
It is finished with a beautiful black ebony stain.
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