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    I've done a bit of studying of old Futhark, Norse runes. They're quite fantastic and interesting. Other than all the stuff about divining with them, they are also used as symbols. The most interesting way this is done is with bindrunes: taking multiple runes and combining them into one symbol. It's quite entertaining to do! It's often done for initials. Has anyone here seen this symbol before?



    It's JRR Tolkein's symbol. If you look carefully, it's a stylized combination of the roman characters J, R, R, and T.

    I have designed two from my own initials, although ironically neither of them are for my ACTUAL initials, but those of other names I use. These being:

    DF:



    and AA:



    So, if anybody wants me to make a bindrune out of their initials, I can gladly (Credit would be cool if you sig it, by the way. )

    An important note! There is no C in Futhark. So if you have a C in your name, would it be pronounced like a K, like an S, or like a CH? (Added bonus, if you have a T, which is actually a name starting TH, I can use Thurisaz instead of Tiwaz, as it'd be more apt)

    Here's a good website for basic info on Futhark, by the way. http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/index.html
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    This is such a cool idea! ^_^
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    good deal.

    my initials be AJD
    Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur
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    Oooh, ooh, do me!

    My initials are J.A.R.


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    Make the initials for RPG and you get sigged.

    EDIT: Please
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    Can you do them for HK, too, please?

    .....yes, that's my real name, why do you ask?

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    Ooh! Can you make some cool rune for ZEH?

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    Could you do one for JPY please?
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    EIKW. Or AS. Either would be awesome.

    Pretty please with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top?
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    ACS and KM, please.
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    JDR and JDS. *please* :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalAvocado View Post
    good deal.

    my initials be AJD
    I had a bit of trouble with this one: J and D are interesting to combine, they kind of work, but they're also very awkward together. After fiddling with it for a while, I flipped it, reversed the J, and then found I could do this, and I quite like how it turned out.



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    A:

    Ansuz: Wisdom, Communication, Power of words. Odin's rune.

    J:

    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

    D:

    Dagaz: Breakthrough, Transformation, Daylight clarity.




    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Gareth View Post
    Oooh, ooh, do me!

    My initials are J.A.R.
    This one was quick! I made two, very similar, one of them has Raidho reversed, and makes it a little more compact. I love Raidho, it fits together with so many other runes, and I love the meaning of it...



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    J:

    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

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    Ansuz: Wisdom, Communication, Power of words. Odin's rune.

    R:

    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm




    Quote Originally Posted by RPGsr4me View Post
    Make the initials for RPG and you get sigged.

    EDIT: Please
    Also quite quick. I gave you two options again, depending on whether you want the Raidho especially subtle, or especially obvious. But it's there in both.



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    R:

    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm

    P:

    Perthro: Secrets, The occult, Divination

    G:

    Gebo: Gift (as sacrifice and generosity), Exchanges




    Quote Originally Posted by Haruki-kun View Post
    Can you do them for HK, too, please?

    .....yes, that's my real name, why do you ask?
    This was just the easiest thing ever. Hagalaz and Kenaz fit together easily and cleanly in only one spot, and it works.



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    Hagalaz: Wrath of nature, trial

    K:

    Kenaz: Vision, Knowledge, Creativity, Harnessed power



    That's the first batch done! And I see I've gotten just as many again while I did it.

    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewalker View Post
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    R:

    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm

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    Perthro: Secrets, The occult, Divination

    G:

    Gebo: Gift (as sacrifice and generosity), Exchanges
    Thanks
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    Could you do C.R.M. for me please? This whole idea is really cool and I'm interested.

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    Could ye do RGJ for me? Thanks sir!
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    R.B.C. for my brother. And S.E.J.K. for me.

    If you could...I will love you forever.


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    RAY pretty please? Thanks so much!

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    Oy! All you guys want two!

    S'fine. I love names, so multiple names is just always good with me.

    Quote Originally Posted by LordZarth View Post
    Ooh! Can you make some cool rune for ZEH?
    This one came together much more easily than I expected. You could put that downward angled line on the left instead of the right, it makes Hagalaz just the same either way.



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    Algiz: Protection, defense, guardian

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    Ehwaz: Transportation, progress, teamwork

    H:

    Hagalaz: Wrath of nature, Trial



    Quote Originally Posted by Aystra View Post
    Could you do one for JPY please?
    Ah, now here we get interesting. There isn't technically a Y. Jera is used for Y. Now, this means your rune has Jera twice. This means symmetry and fantastic. A double Jera is going to look awesome...now I need to make it.

    Ok, I came out with two, and I really like both of them. Jera is one of the most interesting runes.



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    J and Y:

    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

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    Perthro: Secrets, The occult, Divination




    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Squish View Post
    EIKW. Or AS. Either would be awesome.

    Pretty please with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top?
    Funny...four letter initials, and they're four of the simplest runes. If I really combined them, this could be smaller than most of the others here. Although many of them would be obscured and combined within other runes if I did that, and that's not the point!



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    E:

    Ehwaz: Transportation, progress, teamwork

    I:

    Isa: Challenge, a standstill

    K:

    Kenaz: Vision, Knowledge, Creativity, Harnessed power

    W:

    Wunjo: Joy, Comfort, Pleasure, Recognition of worth



    AS is awkward. Ansuz and Sowilo really just don't line up well together at all.



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    A:

    Ansuz: Wisdom, Communication, Power of words. Odin's rune.

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    Sowilo: Success, Honor, Health




    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    ACS and KM, please.
    Now, there is no C, in Futhark. There are two alternatives, depending on pronunciation, as it is phonetic, Kenaz (K) and Sowilo (S). So, tell me which way it's pronounced, and I'll use the more accurate one. (If it's Ch, then it's best approximated by K-J, so I'm not sure what to do in that case. I guess I'd use a subtle Kenaz and Jera, seeing as Kenaz is already part of Jera that's easy enough.)

    KM on the other hand, I can do!



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    Kenaz: Vision, Knowledge, Creativity, Harnessed power

    M:

    Mannaz: Mankind, The self, Friends and enemies, Intelligence





    Quote Originally Posted by Armin View Post
    JDR and JDS. *please* :)
    So, I made two bindrunes here. The first is JDS, and the second is JDR, or also JDS because Sowilo can be done in a second way (see the spoiler). The second doesn't interweave as nicely as some, but I like the fact that it can be both JDR or JDS.



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    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

    D:

    Dagaz: Breakthrough, Transformation, Daylight clarity.

    R:

    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm


    S:
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    Sowilo: Success, Honor, Health
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    A JAS would be awesome, though you're gonna be swamped pretty soon

    Bonus points if you can make the runes look like an animal
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    I most certainly am! But it's a lot of fun. I think I'll work through the third batch now...

    An animal, hmm? We'll see!
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    Ooh, these are nice. If you have time could you do one for me? I.N.M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewalker View Post
    An animal, hmm? We'll see!
    Or 'a creature' is just as good

    Lets see, my initials add up to...

    Honor, Hopes, Peace, Power of Words, Success.

    Except for the last, it's pretty accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vorpal Tribble View Post
    Or 'a creature' is just as good

    Lets see, my initials add up to...

    Honor, Hopes, Peace, Power of Words, Success.

    Except for the last, it's pretty accurate.
    For all you know the last one is the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPGsr4me View Post
    For all you know the last one is the future.
    Good deal

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    Good deal
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    I love the way the meanings flow into one another visually. Progress forms the backbone of the character, flowing constantly throughout. It's abrupty divided by a challenge. Creativity and vision burst through it, carrying progress with it, and finally, giving way to comfort and the recognition of worth.
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    This looks like great fun. If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see a SEE.
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    How about A.KR.S?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    Could you do C.R.M. for me please? This whole idea is really cool and I'm interested.
    Now, there is no C, in Futhark. There are two alternatives, depending on pronunciation, as it is phonetic, Kenaz (K) and Sowilo (S). So, tell me which way it's pronounced, and I'll use the more accurate one. (If it's Ch, then it's best approximated by K-J, so I'm not sure what to do in that case. I guess I'd use a subtle Kenaz and Jera, seeing as Kenaz is already part of Jera that's easy enough.)




    Quote Originally Posted by KingRyan View Post
    Could ye do RGJ for me? Thanks sir!
    These are in fact my initials (different order, which isn't important for bindrunes), JRG. So I could use this too. But, my other names are more deserving of magic.




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    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm

    G:

    Gebo: Gift (as sacrifice and generosity), Exchanges

    J:

    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace



    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Tialait View Post
    R.B.C. for my brother. And S.E.J.K. for me.

    If you could...I will love you forever.
    Same as I noted a few above, there isn't a C in Futhark, but pick K or S from phonetics and I can do it no problem!

    SEJK...This one is interesting. S, J, and K have a lot of redundancy (Jera and Sowilo are actually both made of up one Kenaz and one flipped Kenaz). So I'm going to make a couple, with varying degrees of prominence of different characters, see what you think comes out best!

    ...Ok, with so much overlap, there is an incredible range of options to combine these. They work really well around Ehwaz as a base, too. I made four, and honestly I could keep going for quite a while...



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    Sowilo: Success, Honor, Health

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    Ehwaz: Transportation, progress, teamwork

    J:

    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

    K:

    Kenaz: Vision, Knowledge, Creativity, Harnessed power




    Quote Originally Posted by Ceric View Post
    RAY pretty please? Thanks so much!
    Worked out pretty well, I think. I like nesting runes like Ansuz or Fehu inside of bigger ones with triangles, like in the first one here and in my DF.



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    Raidho: Travel, Rhythm

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    Ansuz: Wisdom, Communication, Power of words. Odin's rune.

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    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace


    Quote Originally Posted by The Vorpal Tribble View Post
    A JAS would be awesome, though you're gonna be swamped pretty soon

    Bonus points if you can make the runes look like an animal
    Fun challenge. I made a standard rune (and a variant on it) to start. Came out with quite an unusual look, I like it though. I couldn't manage to make one which looks like an animal, but I did manage to make an simple-form running (or leaping?) man, which I think works quite well.



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    Jera: Hopes, Expectations of success, Peace

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    Ansuz: Wisdom, Communication, Power of words. Odin's rune.

    S:

    Sowilo: Success, Honor, Health
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    Quote Originally Posted by Level8Mudcrab View Post
    Ooh, these are nice. If you have time could you do one for me? I.N.M
    Quote Originally Posted by Egiam View Post
    This looks like great fun. If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see a SEE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    How about A.KR.S?
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    Could you do C.R.M. for me please? This whole idea is really cool and I'm interested.

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