Tree of Life Jewelry Stash Box with Ogham Runes Or Elder Futhark Runes - Woodburned Pyrography. Made from Birch Wood. All designs are carved by hand. Choose between Norse Elder Futhark Runes or Celtic Ogham Runes. Want it personalized? The front of the box has a great place for initials, a bind rune made from your initials, or a rune of your choice PLEASE NOTE - Celtic Ogham Runes are shown in the picture. Ogham runes are a Celtic alphabet that appears on monumental inscriptions dating from the 4th to the 6th century AD, and in manuscripts dating from the 6th to the 9th century. It was used mainly to write Primitive and Old Irish, and also to write Old Welsh, Pictish and Latin. The Elder Futhark (also called Elder Fuþark, Older Futhark, Old Futhark or Germanic Futhark) is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period dialects. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts (including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to the 8th centuries. In Norse mythology Yggdrasil is the name of an enormous glistening ash tree that cradles the nine realms of the cosmos within its branches and roots, thereby connecting all things. The holy tree is evergreen, and is covered in moist white loam. It supports all of creation – gods, giants, man and beasts – some of which eat directly from the branches and roots of the tree. Yggdrasil is also called the World Tree or Tree of Life, because it contains all the worlds and represents the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth.