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Theban alphabet    

Origin
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:

  • 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

Links
Further information about the Theban alphabet (includes a Theban font)
http://wiccachile.tripod.com/moon/theban.htm

Other alternative writing systems:
Braille, Deseret, Gy?nz, Mesa, Moon, Morse code, Nikhilipi, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Theban, Unifon, 12480
 

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