This is a set of six dreidels
with runes from the Elder Futhark on each face (24 runes divided by four faces equals six dreidels). The dreidels spin very nicely, and for some time, and they are of a slightly better quality than a lot of dreidels you might find out there.
Why dreidels? Obviously, there's no historical evidence that runes were put on dreidels, nor is there any connection between runes and being Jewish that we're aware of. It turns out that they're actually quite fun to make, and they're a pretty silly thing all-in-all.
Plus, even though we haven't checked in with them on this, we suspect that the Hasidic Druids of North America (see The Great Druish Books for more info) must need divination tools, too!
But, in the end, we figured that anyone who was offended at runes on dreidels (which are essentially just runes on dice) isn't really someone we want to sell to, anyway.
Dreidels are approximately 1" wide by 2.5" tall.
Each of our Elder Futhark rune sets can be bundled with our Basic Rune Bundle, which includes a nicer bag, a runic casting board, an Odin's Eye, and a book to help you learn the runes. Just select "Yes" on the drop-down below when ordering to have this $45 value added to your set for only $24.99!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 July, 2011.