Runes

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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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