The Vikings were people in touch with the Earth and the many forces that coexisted with them. They brought with them the art of rune carving - a simple alphabet usually carved in wood, bone or stone with an axe head or blade. Since ancient times, runes have been used for divination and magic, in addition to writing. Rune means mystery, secret or whisper. Each runic inscription has its own magic meaning. The Love symbol is an example of a Bind Rune, when two or more rune-staves are combined to further refine the power and aim of runic formulas. This Love 'stone' is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a waxed cord. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.