/ RUNES


Runes are an ancient Germanic alphabet, used for writing, divination and magic.

They were used throughout northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from about 100 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. and they are first and foremost seen as the writings of the Vikings.
There are more “Futharks” – alphabeths of runes – named after the first 6 letters, and they each contains different numbers of runes.
The Elder Futhark described below contains 24 runes. Each rune represents a letter, and it has also a certain meaning and is connected to one of the elements.
I will just give a brief description here, as you can find vast information on
the subject on the net.


Try writing your own name in Runes


Meanings of
The Elder Futhark Runes

 Symbol Rune
Letter Meaning  Element

Fehu F Wealth Fire

Uruz U Strength Earth

Thurisaz TH Force, Giant Fire

Ansuz A God, Ancestor, Divine Breath Air

Raido R Journey, Wheel Air

Kenaz K, C, or Q Torch, Fire, Light Fire

Gifu G Gift, Partnership Air

Wunjo W or V Glory, Joy, Perfection, Wish Earth

Hagalaz H Hail, Weapon of War Ice

Nauthiz N Need, Necessity Fire

Isa I Ice, Power Ice

Jera Y or J Year, Harvest Earth

Eihwaz EI, F, AE Yew Tree, Potential Air

Pertho P Secrets, Chance Water

Algiz Z or X Protection Air

Sowulo S Sun, Salvation Air

Teiwaz T Creator, Spear, Tyr, Justice Air

Berkana B Birch Tree, Beloved Earth

Ehwaz E Horse, Friendship Earth

Mannaz M Mankind, Knowledge Air

Laguz L Water, Lake Water

Inguz NG or ing Fertility, True Love Earth

Othila O Property, Homeland, Inheritance Earth

Dagaz D Day, Good Luck Fire / Air

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