Runes

Runes were the alaphabetic symbols used by the Northern Germanic tribes. Another name for the Runes is Futhork, after the first six runic letters. The word RUNE comes from runa, which means "mystery". According to Norse mythology, Odin hung from the Tree of Life (Yggdrasil) for nine days and nights in order to learn the secrets of the runes. Runes were in use primarily between 200 CE and 1200 CE.

Rune Rune Name Anglo-Saxon Name Rune Image Letter Rune Meaning Associated Diety
Fehu Feoh Cattle F Protection
Nourishment
Posessions
Aesir
Uruz Ur Wild Oxen U Strength
Adulthood
Vanir
Thurisaz Thorn Forest Giant TH Gateway
Non-Action
Thor
Ansuz Os Loki A Signals
A Messenger
Odin
Raido Rad A Journey R Journey
Communication
Reunion
Forseti
Kano
Kaunaz
Kenaz
Cen Torch K Opening
Revelation
Uncovering
Freja
Dwarves
Gebo Gyfu A Gift G Partnership
Union
Odin
Freja
Wunjo Wyn Glory W Joy
A Gateway
Mystery
Freyr
Elves
Hagalaz Haegl Ice
Hail
H Disruption
Natural Forces
Ymir
Nauthiz Nyd Constraint N Constraint
Need
Survival
Necessity
Nornir
Isa Is Ice I Standstill
Impedance
Rime-Thurses
Jera Ger Spear
Harvest
J Harvest
A Year
Fertile Season
Freyr
Eihwaz Eoh Yew EI Defense
A Guard
Odin
Ullr
Perth Peord Whisper P Initiation
Something Hidden
Freyr
Elves
Algiz Eohl-Secg Sedge
Rushes
Z Protection Tmir
Sowelu Sigel Sun S Wholeness
Life Forces
Sol
Teiwaz Tir Tew
Tir
T Warrior
Energy
Tyr
Mani
Berkana Beorc Birch B Spring Growth Frigg
Nethus
Hel
Ehwaz Eoh Horse E Movement
Progress
Freyja
Freyr
Alcis
Mannaz Mann Man M The Self
The Race
Heimdal
Odin
Laguz Lagu Water L Flow
Womb of the Great Mother
Njordr
Balder
Inguz Ing Tribe
The Hero-God
NG Fertility Ing
Freyr
Dagaz Daeg The Day
Change
D Breakthrough
Transformation
Odin
Ostara
Othila Ethel Inheritance O Retreat
Property
The Home
Odin
Thor
Odin NONE Nothingness NONE The Unknowable
(not a traditional Rune)
Njorns

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