Runes of the elder Futhark
GMC perthro device for casting lots
GO pairthra dice cup
OE peordh chess man (gaming piece)
ON * (Not in Norse futhark)
Phonetic value: ‚p‘
Pertho is one of the mysteries of the runes. As a container with the lots of life, pertho represents the vagaries of chance which can not be controlled. However the pieces fall, the player must move boldly taking what is cast and make up for in skill and wisdom any lack in the casting itself. It contains the mystery of the Nornic runes. It is the rune of the vitki, the one who seeks the mysteries of the cosmos through the understanding of synchronicity. It is the rune of the warrior who constantly tests himself against chance and luck. Magically it is luck in action, or gambling. It is the mystery of luck and life.