Runic writing Nurkan kyzy Sezim Kerimkulova Zharkynai HLICC-1-19A What is runic writing? Runic writing is an alphabet that some people used for their writing. The history of the origin of runes suggests that they appeared in the distant past and have been used for a long time. Its Origin The Germanic word "runes" is also called the externally similar ancient Turkic, or Orkhon-Yenisei, script that existed in Central Asia in the VIII-X centuries AD. Futhark Futhark — the order of the characters in the alphabet. He did not find an analogue in any other writing. So, this is a feature of this alphabet and writing in general. There are 6,578 authentic runestones known in the world, of which more than half are in Sweden (3,628). Almost half of them are located in one region of the country – Uppland. It was believed that the soul of the deceased could inhabit the stone on which his name was inscribed, receive sacrifices, communicate with the living and respond to their requests.