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Traditional, Large, Natural *English Ash* Wood Rune and Pendant Set with Matching FREE Solar Wheel Talisman!

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This is a beautiful rune set... with matching pendant and talisman... made in the traditional way from a single length of Ash wood. Each piece is a little slice of the branch and still has the bark attached. The wood has seasoned to a warm honey-gold colour with clearly defined age rings and each flat face is silky smooth to the touch. This wood makes excellent runes as it's hard wearing and light weight, as well as having an important place in the traditions of Northern Europe. They're a lovely size to work with, suiting large male hands especially well, and the symbols are clear enough to be easily read, even in dim light such as candle or fire light. The symbols are burned into the surface of the wood so they won’t wear away or chip off, and each rune is finished with a light coat of oil so they won’t stick together if you keep them in a warm pocket as they might if they’d been waxed. I don’t feel it’s appropriate to use power tools of any kind in the crafting of magical items, so all the sawing and sanding on these was done by muscle power alone! I won’t use an electric pyrography tool either, so each symbol is made by heating in a flame various metal straight lines of different lengths before applying them to the bare wood. I feel it’s more respectful of the ancestors to use their methods whenever practical and I appreciate the feeling of continuity generated by forming part of an unbroken chain of makers and users of these items that can be felt stretching back through the centuries. Paradoxically, this set includes the blank or wyrd rune, although I know it’s a modern addition and not everybody uses it. I've also included a protective Solar Wheel talisman as well as a pendant made from the same length of wood that you can wear to aid with the bonding process. The pendant is cut to be thicker at the bottom than at the top, so it hangs at the perfect angle to be admired. As if that's not enough, I'll also pop in an extra tablet that's been sanded smooth but not oiled, for you to make into your own personal bindrune or simply keep as a spare. And all for a bargain price... am I good to you or what? :-)

As you will probably be aware by now, I do not include either a bag or instructions with my runes. This is because the bag you keep them in should be made by you, sewn by hand and preferably fashioned from an article of your old clothing in order to strengthen the bond you have with them. As for instructions, the amount of information I could realistically include in a give away leaflet would be totally insufficient for the novice and completely irrelevant for the experienced caster so it makes sense not to waste the paper.

Best known for being Yggdrasil the World Tree in the Northern Tradition, Ash has a powerful affinity with the powers residing in water. It is good for magic to do with healing and karma, and is said to provide protection from drowning. It can be used in spells that require focus and strength and it is said to banish mental strife. It is said that an Ash staff hung above the door will ensure protection of the home.

Size (approx.): An inch and three eigths to an inch and a half across and a little over a quarter of an inch thick.
35mm x 38mm x 8mm.

They will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture and care instructions.

Please be aware that some countries do not allow the importation of any wooden items that still have the bark attached. It is up to you to ensure that an item is not in breach of the customs regulations of your country before you buy.

For a full list of the woods I might have available, as well as their magical properties and a bunch of other stuff, check out my blog at: http://www.mazedasastoat.blogspot.com/

Traditional, Large, Natural - English Ash - Wood Rune and Pendant Set with Matching FREE Solar Wheel Talisman.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ash, tree, branch, wood, bark, burning, oil, waxed cotton cord
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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