I recently visited the Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and took notice of a particular piece of artwork from the prop designs of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It depicted the runes that are inscribed around the rim of the Goblet. I took a photo of the artwork although it is slightly low quality.
It got me wondering if the designers behind the Goblet actually spelled anything meaningful with the runes, and if these runes are from a real historical alphabet or just similar in design to actual runes/a mixture of different runic alphabets. I also wondered if the Goblet as described in the books has any runes on it, and if they spelled anything.
Do the runes around the Goblet of Fire prop have any meaning, and is this a feature carried over from its description in the book?