205893[1]Theban Alphabet     

The origins of the Theban alphabet are lost in the mists of time.  It is often called “The Runes of Honorius” after its reputed  inventor, Honorius of Thebes. It is also known as the ‘Witch’s Alphabet’.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • There is a one-to-one correspondence between letters of the Theban and  Latin alphabets with the exception of the letters j and u. These letters  are represented by the letters for i and v.
  • The Theban alphabet is used by witches to write spells, inscriptions  and other texts. It serves to disguise the meaning of a text and to give  it a mystical quality.

The Theban alphabet

Theban alphabet

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