Runes (also referred to as Ancient Runes) are the letters (symbols representing various sound values) of early Germanic alphabets. Many Northern European countries used these runic alphabets in the early centuries AD until the Latin alphabet was adopted. The origin of the word rune is believed to come from an old European word “ru” meaning secret as well as the Old Germanic word “runa” meaning whisper.
Bathsheda Babbling - Witch and teacher of the Study of
Ancient Runes at Hogwarts.
Hermione Granger - translated the The Tales of Beedle the Bard from the original runic alphabet into modern English.
Luna Lovegood (possibly)
Xenophilius Lovegood (possibly as he used them in the Quibbler)
In this class, students will be introduced to the ancient runes used by the numerous Germanic clans across Northern and Western Europe. Students will create representations of three runes to take home.
A part of understanding Rune magick is understanding mythology, so a story of the ancient Gods will be included
in this class.