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Theban Alphabet

Tool to decrypt/encode messages with the Theban alphabet (also called alphabet of the sorcerers or Runes of Honorius) used by some religious of the Wiccan movement.

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Theban Alphabet

Theban Alphabet Decoder

Theban Alphabet Encoder



Tool to decrypt/encode messages with the Theban alphabet (also called alphabet of the sorcerers or Runes of Honorius) used by some religious of the Wiccan movement.

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How to encrypt using Theban Alphabet cipher?

The Theban alphabet (or sorcerer's alphabet) has 24 symbols and the encryption of a message consists of replacing the letters with a Theban symbol / glyph according to the correspondence table:

LetterSymbolLetterSymbolLetterSymbol
Achar(65)Bchar(66)Cchar(67)
Dchar(68)Echar(69)Fchar(70)
Gchar(71)Hchar(72)I/Jchar(73)
Kchar(75)Lchar(76)Mchar(77)
Nchar(78)Ochar(79)Pchar(80)
Qchar(81)Rchar(82)Schar(83)
Tchar(84)U/V/Wchar(85)Xchar(88)
Ychar(89)Zchar(90).char(46)

Example: THEBES is translated char(84)char(72)char(69)char(66)char(69)char(83)

The character char(46) is used to end a sentence and is assimilated to a dot.

How to decrypt Theban Alphabet cipher?

The Theban alphabet decryption replaces each symbol with the corresponding letter according to the table above.

Example: char(72)char(79)char(78)char(79)char(82)char(73)char(85)char(83) is translated HONORIUS

How to recognize the Theban Alphabet?

The Theban symbols are similar to runes (runic alphabet), with an upper part similar to n, m or v, followed by a vertical line towards a lower part.

The alphabet was used in Ozzy Osbourne's album: Diary of a Madman, in the anime Hellsing Ultimate, in the manga Black Butler or in the comic book Phonogram.

When Theban Alphabet have been invented ?

The first reference to this alphabet dates from 1518 in the book of Johannes Trithemius which attributes it to Honorius of Thebes.

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