Legend has it that a Norse warrior called Odin, seeking wisdom and understanding of life and death, fasted without food or water, hanging upside down from the World Tree. After nine days, he saw a vision of the runic symbols. Since this time, aided by Viking travels, the runes have been exported to much of Europe. The runes stones are an alphabet of symbols that represent energies and meanings and that also lend themselves to the use of intuition - feeling for further information beyond the description of each stone's meaning. The runes stones can be used to help us understand ourselves and the world around us better by asking questions and then casting the runes stones for answers.