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					Theban Magickal Alphabet
This alphabet, also called Runes of Honorius or Witch's Alphabet , emerged during the
medieval period when Cabbalistic studies were prominate in the practices of European
magicians. It is very powerful, and you can use it on your BOS, carving the letters on
stone or wood as an amulet, or for candle spells. Users of this magickal alphabet often
include a stylized character at the end of a writing. This character is translated as the
Greek Alpha and Omega.

It is believed to have been invented by Honorius of Thebes (an ancient city in Greece),
hence the opt-used designation "The Runes of Honorius," but there is no credible
supporting evidence to this fact.

It is supposed that its first appearence was in Book III, Chapter XXIX of The Three
Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa, published in Latin in 1533. Agrippa
mentions that the alphabet was attributed to Honorious by the magician Peter of Abano
(or more properly Petrus de Apono), an Italian writer whose dates are 1250-1316.

The English writer on magic, Francis Barrett, reproduced the Theban Alphabet in his
book The Magus (II, Part I, Chapter XIV).
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




Links
Further information about the Theban alphabet
http://wiccachile.tripod.com/moon/theban.htm

Free Theban font
http://paganwiccan.about.com/library/fonts/blfont_theban.htm
http://www.coven-of-cythrawl.com/Theban_script.htm

Other alternative writing systems

Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet, Blissymbolics, Deseret, Enochian, Graffiti, Malachim, Pitman
Initial Teaching Alphabet, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Shorthand, Theban, Unifon, Visible
Speech

				
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