Also called ‘’The Runes of Henorius’’, these letters are used to write spells and incantations in a ‘’Book of Shadows’’, and to inscribe one’s Craft name on ritual tools and Witch jewels. Their origin is lost in the mists of antiquity.
Theban characters are not actually Runes, they have only been referred to as the Runes of Honorius and have also been called the Witches Alphabet due to Wiccans and Witches using this alphabet to hide their spells and rituals usually in their book of shadows. The magical realm have also used these characters, carved in stone or wood, for talismans and charms.
Fun fact. There was an Ancient Greek army called The Sacred Band of Thebes or The Thebans which was composed of 150 male couples. The generals believed that men fighting alongside their lovers would fight harder and die for rather than betray each other. That is so hot and awesome.
Leonidas was a Spartan military king in 5BC, who is famous for leading his 300 Spartans, as well as Thespians and Thebans, against the Persian army of Xerxes in 480BC- this was the Battle of Thermopylae.
Leonidas was defeated by Xerxes’ much larger army and killed, with the Persians mangling his corpse. According to Herodotus, the Thebans surrendered when Leonidas had been killed, as they had never wanted to be there in the first place.