Write in runes

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Rune SowiloRune UruzRune Naudhiz      Rune IsaRune Sowilo      Rune ThurisazRune Ehwaz      Rune LaguzRune IsaRune GeboRune HagalazRune Tiwaz      Rune Othalarune Fehu      Rune ThurisazRune Ehwaz      Rune WunjoRune OthalaRune RaidhoRune LaguzRune Dagaz      Rune Isa      Rune BerkanaRune OthalaRune Wunjo      Rune TiwazRune Othala      Rune ThurisazRune Ehwaz      Rune DagazRune IsaRune WunjoRune IsaRune NaudhizRune Ehwaz      Rune DagazRune EhwazRune KenazRune RaidhoRune EhwazRune Ehwaz

(Sun is the light of the world - I bow to the divine decree)

Write in runes

You can create any text in the runes of the Futhark alphabet by using the text box transliterator above. Type your text into the form and hit the "Show runes" button. The runic transliteration will appear below.


jacob - 2014-06-09 00:43:53
hey, what version of futhark is this?
Mod-Irrlicht - 2014-06-09 09:07:26
Hi Jacob, it's the elder futhark
Nejra Causevic - 2014-08-06 02:26:46
I love the application, all the best!
Joseph - 2014-10-25 23:44:34
Should the ph in my name is pronunced as an F, should I use the F symbol for it or should I use the p and h symbols?
Mod-Irrlicht - 2014-10-28 08:53:12
Hi Joseph,

the runic alphabet is only an approximation of the written and spoken language of today. An exact translation is therefore not always possible. From numerological view you'd be right with both spellings. I would always choose the simplest form and take the F. I think that is the point of it.

Many greetings
Mike - 2014-11-03 06:10:06
Hey! I was wondering how you would translate Ro in the younger Futhark. I am a bit confused as to which rune to use for the 'o'. Thank you very much for your time!
Mod-Irrlicht - 2014-11-04 09:22:52
Hi Mike, here you'll find the simplified code of the Younger Futhark from Scandinavia in the 7th / 8th century: http://the-oracle-answers.com/images/younger-futhark.jpg It comes with a 16 mark. You can derive the spelling of your name "Ro" from the table. Many greetings
Slava - 2014-11-14 22:16:25
Hi, i have a question involving translation. Someone wrote something on my door and i recognized it as one of the old Scandinavian alphabets. I think its closest to young futhark but im not certain. Ive been trying to translate what they wrote (i dont think they expected anyone to recognize the alphabet). I took a picture with my phone and i was wondering if you can help me solve this little graffiti problem. Thank you so much whether you decide to help or not!
Mod-Irrlicht - 2014-11-15 09:25:09
Hi Slava,
you can send a link to the picture and we will try to find out, whats written there.
Many greetings
Ragabash - 2015-01-05 12:10:21
Hello, I have one question. I was trying to translate some text, and I have a problem with letter "Y". In Your translator I found two versions, WUNJO (for separate letter), and ISA, when this letter is a part of a word, but I found information, that in the elder futhark, for letter Y we should use JERA. Could You please let me know which rune is correct?
Casimir - 2015-03-03 11:36:46
Hello i just thought i would let you know there is enuph runes for the whole alphabet tho the j and y are the same in most variants also the th dose not have the triangle on the top like the w its more so in the middle but like i said i juat thought you should know so that people that can't wright in them on paper for themselves could have more of a selection.
Hayden - 2015-03-15 06:31:21
Hi, just wanted an opinion on which Elder and Younger characters would be most accurate for the two individual a's in my name. The first one is more of an "ay" and the second closer to a "eh". Thanks!
Kirkus - 2015-03-31 04:10:35
Hey, I was wondering if Algiz is also elder Futhark, And I wanted to know if the symbol for Algiz would make sense next to a sentence?
Dana - 2015-04-09 00:55:23
Thanks, this site is extremely handy.
Kyriakos - 2015-04-16 22:42:26
Greetings! I have a Drakkar tattoo in my arm that i want to enrich it with the text "trust the gods", can you help me with the actual translation? (not letter by letter) thank you in advance!
Charlie - 2015-04-27 22:47:51
Erik, I had the same problem and I wrote to experts at Universities. The explanation: Many letters are stylised from one region to another. A 'G' for example is an 'X' but sometimes you will see a diamond in the centre of the x or other stuff, you can use any of them. Also different regions use completely different Rune symbols in some cases, these changes reflect evolution over the centuries. The Danish set was reduced down to an alphabet of just 16 in the end.

For tattoo, best way forward is phonetic spelling, think of how you spell words differently for a speech synthesizer on a computer. The Runes in your tattoo should be assembled this way using the runes which phonetically sound like the letters you want.

Best phonetic translator I found is http://futhorc.com and I downloaded a dozen different Rune fonts so I can pick the nearest matches for each rune. You'll see from the different fonts that they use different rune symbols for the same rune, it doesn't matter because all the variations make the same sound. So use phonetics as your base and take it from there, choosing the best looking font for each rune cherry picked from different sets. As long as the particular rune you use has the same sound you're good to go, but cross reference the runes to make sure they are definitely an alternative for the same rune in another set from another region by checking their 'sound' or phonetic.

After I got my Runes together from a mix of different sets, I pasted them in a translator and they spelt out the English version which is comforting. Bear in mind that some words cannot have literal translations. Norman for example was pronounced Normyn. Saxon was Sasson. Angle was Avgle and so on.
Suzanne - 2015-06-07 14:21:11
While hiking on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, I came across a stone with a runic inscription. Is there a web site where I can send the photo of it to that will translate it ?
Mallory - 2016-01-08 01:06:40
I listen to my heart, for guidance. My soul, for the final decision.

Mehak - 2016-02-14 02:33:14
I like this application.I will use this futhark to written my secret dairy.so anyone could not read it.thanks for this;-)
Nathan Ulfhrabn - 2016-08-06 02:35:22
This alphabet is phonetic, you should only use the letters as they represent the sounds in your name. For instane you would not write a silent 'e', and you would not put a 'ph' you would put 'f' because thay is the sound it makes
Ron - 2016-08-20 00:11:05
I want to get a tattoo of my son and daughter's name in Elder Futhark. My son's name is: Keith Aaron. With his middle name having 2 of the same letter next to each other, would I omit one "a" or would I write it as the translator above provides? I want to make sure I get this correct.

Azkahnn - 2016-09-22 03:03:41
Hi, i am in need of the oposite. Ie runes translated to english do you know of an online translator that can do this?
Gene - 2016-11-08 00:15:00
I would like to write my Grimoire in runic. Is there program to install on my laptop/iPad to automatically do what this site does?
Chase - 2016-12-14 05:02:16
Hey! I'm hoping someone could help me or point me in the right direction. I've searched the internet & it's so hard to find info & what I do find is confusing me.
Basically I want to know how you would write out the following dates numerically using Danish rune/Younger Futhark. (day/month/year)
19/1/56 & 12/6/57
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you!
Chase - 2016-12-14 05:02:28
Hey! I'm hoping someone could help me or point me in the right direction. I've searched the internet & it's so hard to find info & what I do find is confusing me.
Basically I want to know how you would write out the following dates numerically using Danish rune/Younger Futhark. (day/month/year)
19/1/56 & 12/6/57
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you!
Jennifer - 2017-04-16 12:08:20
Im wondering about the "law"/"rule" of never having a double rune written next to each other due to being unlucky if worn upon the person? being that i have double letters in my name ? do i not tattoo 1 of the letters in? or is this some advice that i have seen in some norse forums that just isnt true? would someone please help??? thank-you in advance for any & all responses.
Mateo - 2017-06-07 22:53:24
Can somebody help me? I want to know if the words "wisdom" and "strength" have a translation to the young Futhark. I've found "wise" (spakr, although you can find "viss" too) and "strong" (styrkr) and already know how to translate them to runics. But can't find from a reliable source the first two

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