Runes are another form of divination like tarot cards. It's based on the ancient alphabet of the Norse and are another way to try to get answers or advice for life or problems from another source. I first learned about runes from my friends who were into more pagan practices. My heritage goes back to the Norse so I felt connected in that way also. You can always go and buy runes from a store or online but I felt that making my own runes would make me feel more connected to them. And that brings us to my instructable!