The Elder Futhark derives its name from the first and last runes in the set. They are grouped in three rows of eight, which are referred to as "Etts". The first rune is Fehu and the last rune is Othala. The individual runes stand for sounds and can be used as an alphabet but they also have several other meanings and hence can be used to convey other levels of meaning to those who understand. A person skilled in this symbolic language used to be known as a Vitki and usually dressed in reds and blues.