This is a lovely rune set and all runes included are made of a mixture of tumbled gemstones with arunic symbol inscribed on each one. A paper instructionsheet and a velvet drawstring bag, for storing the runes, are included There has been much research about the runes and where they came from and when, but it seems there is no exact agreement on their past. The runes are often associated with the Norse god, Odin. All the runes I offer are based on the Elder Furthark, "an archaic alphabet and a divinatory system" (www.groveandgrotto.com). This is a very simplified explanation, but for our purposes, necessary. There is much controversy abouttheblank rune which comes in almost all modern commercial rune sets. The Elder Futhark consisted of 24 runes (no blank rune). See the website mentioned above for further info about this. To be traditional, you would use just 24 of the 25 runes that come in this set, or you can use all 25. Use your own inner knowing as your guide. You can perform readings for yourself or others or pick one when you want to receive a message for that day or week or month. It's fun to reach into a bag of rune stones to choose your message or do your reading! ♥
***Again, be Aware that no, there hasnot been a mistake - you will find ablank runestone in your set ;) This is common in today's rune sets - you willalways findone blank rune in each set, as mentioned above. Also, these sets are made of natural tumbled gemstones stones andeach stone will be similar, but different in size, shape and color (and, obviously, especially with the mixed set).