The Futhark Runes

 

Mystery surrounds the Rune Alphabet which originated among

the Nordic people of Europe.  Runes were mainly used for

inscriptions, charms and talismans, and they were strongly connected

with magic and fortune telling.  The word 'Rune' appears in Old Norse

as 'run' (secret writting), in Gothic as 'runa' (secret, whisper),

in Old English as 'roun' and in German 'raunen'.

All these words share the meaning 'whispered secrets'.



 

Its easy to make your own set of Runes.  I have made them from small

flat pebbles I have found on beaches.  You can also make them from wood

and mark the symbols on them with a small wood burning tool.  And what

about the small glass pebbles that you put in bowls for decoration.

All these are ideal and you can varnish over the symbols to protect them.

You always get more pleasure and meaning from things that you put

your own energies into in creating.

Blessed Be




Feoh  ~  cattle, possessions.

The Fulfilment Rune.  Feoh feeds and nourishes, both on the material and

spiritual planes.   Be careful not to over enjoy your good fortune; conserve

and share with others.


 

Tree ~ Elder....................................Herb ~ Nettle

Gemstones ~ Ruby, garnet, red cat's eye, rose quartz, carnelian, jasper.

Colour ~ Red

Other Names:  Germanic  =  Fe (Fehu)......Norse = Fe......Anglo-Saxon = Feo, Feoh

                              Icelandic = Fe......Norwegian = Fe

God/Goddess:  Frey, Freyja, Frigga, Njord, Odin, Thor.

Power Animals:  Falcon, boar, cat, bear, cow, horse, deer, hare, bee, snake, goat.

Element:  Fire.

 



Ur  ~  oxen, adulthood.

The Rune of Passage.  Ur represents death of the old and birth of the new.

The end of a chapter in your live, and the beginning of a new one.  You may

experience a dark time within yourself, a loss of something or someone, but

this enables self~change which will help you find new opportunities.


 

Tree ~ Birch........................................Herb ~ Sphagnum

Gemstones ~ Emerald, malachite, aventurine, beryl, chrysoprase,  jade.

Colour ~ Dark Green

Other Names:  Germanic = Uraz (Uruz)......Norse = Ur......Angle-Saxon = Ur

                               Icelandic = Ur......Norwegian = Ur

God/Goddess:   Frey, Freyja, Njord.

Power Animals:  Ox, bison, bull, cow, horse, whale, dolphin, goat, buffalo, bear, boar.

Element:  Water.

 



Thorn  ~  gateway, giant, the God Thor.

The Rune of Non~Action.  Thorn calls you to pause and contemplate before

passing through the gateway.  You are ready to meet with the Divine force

both within yourself and without.  You will gain strength through waiting.

Observe the past and the future then step through.


 

Tree ~ Oak...............................................Herb ~ House Leek

Gemstones ~ Bloodstone, garnet, red jasper, odsidian, onyx, black tourmaline.

Colour ~ Red

Other Names:   Germanic = Thyth (Thurisaz)......Norse = Thurs.....Anglo-Saxon =

Thorn......Icelandic = Thurs......Norwegian = Thurs

God:   Thor

Power Animals:   Goat, ram, dragon, hound, cat, tiger, leopard, bear.

Element:   Fire.


 


Os ~ messenger, the God Loki.

Messages, signals and gifts are received.  Take note of warnings.  You may

worry about failed communication so avoid meetings with others.  New life

unfolds, possibly new contacts with the Divine.  Be sure to strengthen

yourself before helping others.  Expect the unexpected.


 

Tree ~ Ash............................................Herb ~ Fly agaric

Gemstones ~ Sodalite, aquamarine, sapphire, lapis lazuli, labradorite, jade.

Colour ~ Dark Blue

Other Names:   Germanic = Aza (Ansuz)......Norse = Oss, Ass......Anglo-Saxon =

                                Os, Ac, Aesa......Icelandic = Oss, Ass......Norwegian = As

God/Goddess:    Odin, Friga.

Power Animals:   Wolf, raven, horse, vulture, eagle, hawk, falcon, bear, tiger, cat,

                                    hound, fox, snake, bat, scorpion.

Element:   Air. 

 

 


Rad ~ sun chariot, sunwheel, a journey.

Rad indicates a journey but it may not be as straightforward as one would

expect.  To make the journey happen you may have to take a step backwards

before going forwards.  If you try to force the issue it wont happen.  Attune

yourself and rely on your intuition.



Ken ~ torch, life - strength, opening.

The flame of the pine torch expresses the idea of regeneration through

transformation.  There will be purity,  freedom, renewed light and clarity

where there has been darkness or confusion in your life.

 

 

 

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