is a runic themed coordinated web set I
created based on the Elder Futhark. The Elder Futhark (or Elder
Fuþark, Older Futhark, Old Futhark) is the oldest form of the
runic alphabet, used by Germanic tribes for Proto-Norse and other
Migration period Germanic dialects of the 2nd to 8th centuries for
inscriptions on artifacts (jewelery, amulets, tools, weapons) and rune
Above you see a sample of how a web page
be inserted into the stone title image created for
There is a blank of the image in the .zip file
If you don't have a graphic program capable of
doing that, e-mail
me and I will do it for you as time allows. Below you will
find the rune graphic divider and stone bullet designed for this
page. There are also clipart buttons: e-mail, and blank for
you to customize. Coordinating navigation graphics
that could be placed at the bottom of each page if appropriate are also
Futhark, is a
word composed from the first six letters of the runic alphabet, namely
f, u, th, a, r, and k. In this way, "Futhark" is analogous to the
word "alphabet," which is from alpha and beta, the first two letters of
the Greek alphabet.
The word rune
is means "secret, something hidden." This indicates that
knowledge of the runes was originally considered esoteric, or
restricted to an elite.
angular shapes of the runes are shared with most contemporary alphabets
of the period used for carving in wood or stone. A peculiarity of
the runic alphabet as compared to the Old Italic family is rather the
absence of horizontal strokes.
Fonts used for sample title and on buttons is a combination of: "Runic" and "Acropolis Now"
To save, you may download the .zip
file which includes the Elder Futhark - Rune graphics, clip art,
instructions and HTML template. Do not link to the graphics
on this page! Please note that this set is free to use on
personal websites only (donations are always appreciated).
Those sites that hope to generate
income (business site) there is a one time $10 minimum requested
payable through Pay Pal.
Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link
to this site MUSTappear on all
pages you use these designs on. Below is a
is a home based graphic design and drafting firm that has been in
since 1978. It is owned and operated by Kythera
If you would like to commission a specially designed theme or graphic
send an e-mail.