These small altars are made to order so please allow me 1 week of processing time before shipping your item. I often times will keep a back stock of unfinished altars in my cabin to quicken the process but that varies drastically depending on the amount of orders I have. I sadly cannot rush wood working projects because my garage is only heated by a wood burning stove so if you need it faster than a week I recommend purchasing one of my similar pre-made items.
This altar measures roughly 6x3.5 inches. It is made from a beautiful piece of pine and has a small tealight size hole drilled into the shelf to display tealight candles. On the back of the piece I have fixed a saw tooth hanger so it can be easily hung on a wall for display. All of the wood working projects here are Oreamnos Oddities are entirely made from scratch.
In the drop down menu you will see a list of all 24 elder futhark runes to choose from. Please select your rune and I will burn it into the altar to be sent to you. I free hand these burnings.
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.