Ancient Egyptians
and the
Futhark Alphabet

Copyright Audrey Fletcher
Adelaide, South Australia
Updated 2012

The Futhark Alphabet, which is essentially a set of glyphs representing sounds and ideas, is derived from the Hieroglyphs of the remote Ancient Egyptians. The term "Hieroglyph" was coined by the Ancient Greeks to describe the "Sacred Writings" of the Ancient Egyptians. Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt, which represented sounds and ideas, were considered "Sacred" not only in the religious sense, but also because they conveyed a "Secret Meaning".

Similarly the glyphs of the earliest Teutonic Futhark Alphabet, conveyed a "
Secret Meaning". This is revealed in the term used to describe them ... "Runes".

The word "
Rune" is derived from "Run" (pronounced roon), an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "Secret" or "Mystery".

Also, perhaps not surprisingly, the Latin word
"Runa" translates as "Dart", which is descriptive of the Rune writing style, adapted from the Greek, to suit carving.

The Runes are referred to as the Futhark Alphabet because
f-u-th-a-r-k are considered to be the first six glyphs of that alphabet. Interestingly however, these first six glyphs are also translated as f-ur-th-o-r-c.

Part 1
The Futhark Alphabet
Thoth says
"Click on a Rune"

Part 2
The Origin of Futhark Runes:
The Origin of Writing and the Alphabet

A chart interpreting the development of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, down through the Ages, to the Futhark Runes and our current alphabet.

Part 3
Futhark Runes and the Precession
of the Equinoxes

Part 4
Futhark Alphabet and the Constellations
Part 5
The Secret Meaning of the Futhark Runes

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God of Writing
Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations


Ancient Egyptian
God of Writing