Our story with the Runes:
The Runes have been a deck we've wanted to tackle since the beginning of Threads of Fate. In fact, our name comes from Norse myth too! While The Fates and the threads of fate are found in myths across many cultures, ours is in honor of the Norns. 'Norn' is said to derive from a word meaning "to weave", as in, to weave the threads of fate.
We both have based much of our practice on our ancestral heritage. Blaire was initiated into Seiðr (a Norse shamanic or magical practice) in 2016 and has since made the northern mystery traditions a part of her self studies.
The Runes have been a part of our personal practices as well as our business practices. During any rituals or planning we do, the Runes always provide a container for our work.
As we turned our focus to this deck, we really focused on what the Runes are to us, particularly in a visual way. The vast majority of visuals we see regarding the Northern mystery traditions are presented in similar ways: we see rich but dark colors, deep greens and blues, cloudy skies, earth tones and very Pagan depictions. While we love these, the Runes are also expansive, creative and saturated in life, which we wanted to show without limit.
As you can see in the samples being printed, Brit brought forth a lot of color, movement and trippy effects which are indicative of how much the Runes can shapeshift...how they each have an arc in their story but certainly the face they present can change dramatically depending on the inquiry and the seeker.