Runic - alphabet
Voodoo Art by Brian Gumbrell, via Behance An experiment with Voodoo and other majical symbols into art. The symbols are based on the voodoo 'Garde', which is a talisman, when carried protects you against bad spirits. Drawn and painted on old parchment type paper to give it that olde worlde look and feel. A bit strange, I know, but a good conversation piece.
Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’) The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts. It is known to have once been owned by Icelandic Bishop Hannes Finnson who was alive from 1739 until 1796 and known for having a vast library containing many volumes of magic related texts and manuscripts.
Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.