Origin of the Runes

The original meaning of the word rune is "secret, or something hidden."Some indications show that the early runes were not used so much for writing but rather as magical signs, meaning they were used in magic and for divination (but there is no direct evidence of this). They were probably transformed from the Tarot and the Chinese Book of Changes and were used as the I Ching of the Vikings at that time.

With the rune masters, their wisdom died as well. Nothing was left except the sagas, the scattered fragments of runic history, and the rune itself.

The influence of the runes on their time was undeniable. Elliott writes that the tribal leaders and advisers of Anglo-Saxon England called their consultations, which they held in secret meetings, "Runes". ." Bishop Wulfila translated the Bible into fourth-century Gothic, which he used in Markus 4, 11 ("you are given the knowledge about the secret of the kingdom of God") for the word run"secret."

 From the beginning, the runes also had a ritual function for divination and invocation of higher powers that could affect the lives and happiness of the tribe. They are the runemasters who touched every aspect of life, from the holiest to everyday, practical. There were runes and spells to influence the weather, the tides, the seed, love, and health:— runes for fertility and a curse for the abolition of a curse, firth, and death. Runes were carved on amulets, drinking cups, weapons, and con the houses' lintel at the Viking ships' bow. The rune masters and Vikings wore striking clothes, which you could recognize easily. Adored, welcomed, and feared at the same time; those shamans were familiar figures in tribal circles. There is evidence that a sizable number of runes experts were women. The detailed operation of a similar tradition is much older and is from the Roman historian Tacitus. In the year 98 AD, he reported on the customs of the Germanic tribes.

Although alphabets included up to thirty-three signs in the later Anglo-Saxon period, the traditional Germanic Futhark script consisted of twenty-four runes. These were divided into three "families" of eight runes; it was said that the numbers three and eight had special magical powers. The three groups(better) were named after the Nordic gods Frey, Hagal, and Tyr.


Odin is the chief god in the pantheon of Norse gods. His name is derived from the terms find" and "spirit."Through his suffering, the hand is self-sacrifice; Odin brought the runes to us. According to the legend, he hung for nine nights on the Yggdrasil tree, the world ash tree, wounded by his word and tormented by hunger, thirst, and pain. He was alone and without any help until he was near death; then he had the runes and, with a last,

The mighty effort reached for them and got them.




Runes meaning

1. MANNAZ - The Self

Remain modest - that is the right of the oracle.  Be in the world, but not from the world.  Stay receptive to impulses t at coming out of the divine in the inner and outer spheres. Seek to live the usordinaryife unusually.

If you take the 'itself' rune and cut through it in the middle, you arwilleceive the rune of joy and its reflection. So there is a fair warning not to be careless. The acrobatically dancing energy of the balance is asked here toto brings it higher itself.  Nothing in the excess was the second request that read at the entrance to the Delphi temple.  The first piece of vice read:  Recognize yourself! 


2. GEBO - a Partnership, a Gift

If this rune is pulled, that is a sign that unity, union, or partnership is near.  But you are requested not to throw yourself into this connection.  A true partnership can only consist of two independent, healthy beings who preserve their independence in this union. This advice is essential at all levels: in romantic relationships, commercial things, and partnerships.


3. FEHU - Property, Food, Livestock

Fehu is the rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfied, salary received, fulfilled love. It also promises food, from the commonplace to the holy divine. This rune requires a deep exploration of the importance of profit in your life. Another aspect of Fehu is the conservation and preservation of what has already been won. Caution and vigilance are necessary, especially in happy times. Even if there is a reason for celebration,  don't be distracted by reckless bliss.


4. OTHILA - Separation, Withdrawal, Heir

This is the time of your ways separating. Old skin must be ed; outdated relationships need to be given up.  If this rune appears, a "molting" is necessary.  Othila is a rune of ethical separation.  Obedience and probably also withdrawal isareecessary - to know, hen and how you need to withdraw and to have the determination to do it.  Property is also an aspect of this rune because Othila is the rune of inquisition and profit.  The profit h,t however, that "here you receive, could likely be made of something that needs to abandon. This process can be espearduousthat what needs to be abandoned is something of your cultural heir and backing.  Not 'rigidly' but rather like a 'river' is the correct attitude, t And yet - you have to wait until their universe begins to act. 


5. URUZ - Power, Manhood, Femaleness, A Wild Bull

The rune of the termination and new beginning.  If it is pulled, it means that the life you used to live has grown out of its frame and needs to be left behind now o that the life energy liberates itself, like a rebirth, into a new one. Be prepared for the chance that hides behind the costume of loss.  At the same time m, modesty is demanded because, insole, you must serve first.


6. PERTH - Initiation, Something Concealed, A Secret Thing

Deep, inner trans-formative powers interact, but what you willet out of them is challenging to recognize.  Integrity concealed, disguised, secretly hidden.  After all, what is illegal to us and our souls is a profound mystery.  On the side of the material world t, here probably will be surprised; unexpected profits are nothing to be excluded.  Nothing less than a renewal yoof your spirit is the risk you take.  The old way found its end:  You sin not repeat the old things any longer without suffering.  However, you always have a chance:  Either you see all negative as a "misfortune,"  "r you recognize the entire as a hindrance stretch, an inaugural way you must follow now.


7. NAUTHIS - Compulsion, Necessity, Pain

Our lesson is the necessity of bearing stvigorousnforcement. Your positive aspects can be controlled by the people who surround you. Pulling this rune means getting a hint that there will be stagnation  - an occasion to re-consider your plans carefully.  It is the time to pay off old guilt a; even if it's easy,t is time to restore balance. Therefore improve, reconstruct, and organize: if the fishermen cannot pull out, they repair their fishing nets. You must deal with and face your owmons. So keep your anger as well as your impulses under control.  Modesty and a good mood are essential in such times. 


8. INGWUZ - Fertility, New Beginning, The God-Hero

It is the completion of the initiation that Inguz needs. It may indicate a time of joyful liberation, a new life, a new way. As a rune of the eats power, it means that you have the strength to reach your yoyourompletion, the solution from which there is a new beginning. The completion, the finish/finalization i,s most important. This Rune indicates that you must fertilize the soil for your aeration. Everything is changing, and we cannot constantly live amid obstacles.


9. ALGIZ - Protection, Sedge and Rushes, a Moose

This is about the control of emotions. It is essential to rush into positive or negative emotions during transition periods, changing the course of life and accelerated self-change. Remember that early action and riproperonduct are the only renaturalrotection—no matter whether your business flourishes or fades, don't worry. Maybe you don't win, but you will never lose because you will always learn from what has happened. Moderation and civility are the strengths of the protective forces of this rune. 


10. EIHWAZ - Defense, Defensive Forces, Yew

During our tests, we gather the strength to ward off and peel blockades and defeat. At the same time w,e develop an aversion to the pattern of behavior that leads to tense situations in our lives. Patience is the advice of Eihwaz. No need to worry. No action or yaw for the desired result is necessary. You'll need to use caution and avoid foreseeable difficulties by doing the right thing. Eihwaz means to see, de that growth is encouraged despite inconveniences and discomforts,


11. ANSUZ - Signals, Messenger Rune, The God Loki

The keyword is receiving - messages, signals, gifts, and even a timely warning can be accepted as a gift.  If the messenger rune brings hodivinenowledge, one is probably blessed.  Put effort into every meeting, visit, and accidental encounter, and be incredibly attentive and aware –particularly with people that are wiser than yourself.  In the opposite situation, Ansuz says:  Think of the positive aspects of the unfortunate. 


12. WUNJO - Joy, Light

This rune is the fruit-bearing branch. TiThe time travail is gone,  and you have found yourself to some extent. The necessary change is now behind you, and you are free to receive its blessing, either material or emotional o,r increase your well-being. Wunjo is a rune of restoration of a harmonious combination of lilimitinghe the ego with the higher self. Properly seen, everything is a test. Consciously in the present, honest to others, and confident in your way, you should know that you cannot fail.


13. JERA - Harvest, Fertile Phase, One Year

Jera, eine Rune des guten Gelingens, bezieht sich auf jede Aktivera, a rune of good success, refers to any activity or effort you devote yourself. To see this rune is an encouragement to remain in good spirits. But you should know that more than quick results can be achieved. A period is always associated; therefore, hethereforehe keywords "one year" and "hands " symbolize the fuentireycle of time before the harvest or exemption/liberation.


14. KENA/ KANO - Opening, Fire, Torch

This is the rune of opening, the new clarity, the expulsion of the darkness that has obscured/covered a part of your life. Now you are free to experience the joy of giving. Kano is the rune for the morning's futotalctivity, sincerity, clarity, and concentration, which are all vital if you are getting ready for your job. This rune offers protection: the more light you have, the better you can see what is irrelevant and outdated in your setting.


15. TYR, TEIWAZ - Warrior Energy, the God Tiu

This is the rune of the spiritual warrior. His fight is always the limiting ego. The act strengthens his will but the warrior outcome, and he always knows that he cannot do anything but hinder himself because the choices heaven will prevail – these are his marks. This rune also contains the energy of extinction. Patience is the virtue of this rune. You are asked to look inwardly, to dive down to the foundation of your life. If you dedicate your question to a particularise idea or a certain way, the Warrior Rune recommends perseverance, even if sometimes endurance is required in the form of patience. What are your priorities? How do you use your energy? The Rune Teiwaz stands for courage and devotion.


16. BERKANA - Growth, Rebirth, Birch

Berkana, the rune of the life process, anis another cycle rune, which stands for fertility, which leads both symbolically and actually to growth. Berkana is about the power to influence the development and the nature in which it flows into your body. Its action is gentle and penetrating. Could you remove the resistance first, then do your work? o make this possible, you would like to ensure that your wish is precise and controlled. Conversely, events, or, more likely, character aspects, distract the growth of new life.


17. EHWAZ - Movement, Progress, Horse

Ehwaz is a rune of passage, transition, and movement: location changes, relocation, new attitudes o,r new life. This rune also represents movement, such as improving a situation. This rune is combined with gradual development and continuous progress, even slow growth of some changes and transformations. Conversely, their movement seems to block. Could you ensure that what you do or do not do happens at the right time? There are no missed opportunities; we need to recognize that not all opoptionsre intended for us.


18. LAGUZ - Flowing Water, The Driving

Invisible forces are at work here, creative and productive forces of nature. The attributes of this rune are water, liquid, ebb and the flow of tides, and emotions of careers and relationships. The key to success lies in contact with our intuitive knowledge and being in the mood for your inner rhythms. You are conversely warning against exaggeration from excessive striving. AnAdvicegainst the attempt to overestimate your sources or to work over the top for your property. 


19. HAGALAZ - Destructive Forces Of Nature, Elemental, Hail

Change, freedom, invention, and caution are attributes of this Rune. To pull it indicates the urgent need in your psyche to free itself from the confines of identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal thinking. —the tune of elementary destruction and ofthingsoentirelyutside your control. Hagalaz is only upright, not vice versa, and always works through the reverse. You can expect resolution if you pull this rune because it is the big awakening. Giant more serious the damage is in your life, the more imcriticalnd contemporary the requirements for your further growth.

20. THURISAZ - Gateway, the Location Of Non-Doing

The symbol of the gateway to the rune shows that there is work for inside and outside of yourself. Thurisaz is the Rune of non-doing, t. Therefore gateway is not to reach or to pass through without contemplation. This rune reinforces your patience, now is not the time to make decisions. Thu thinks Thurisaz, conversely, requiresthinkingrgJust so you know – urgentcisions may be regretted later on, probably because you are acting out of weakness. 


21. DAGAZ - Breakthrough, Transformation, Day

If it is pulled, it shows a greater thrust or breakthrough in the process of self self-transformation of every life there; e is at least one point that –it is detected and accepted- it is to change this life forever. So you can have absolute trust, even when the moment requires that you jump empty-handed into the void. Sometimes this Rune also leads a significant phase of success and thrive.


22. ISA - Stagnation, That Which Hinders, Ice

The winter of the spiritual life has come upon you. You may find yourself trapped in a situation without effectively recognizing the importance and powerless to do anything other than to bend or pass on a long-held desire. Try to find out what it is, what you hold, and the effect of this situation,d let it go. Enter by and be silent because what you see is not necessarily a consequence of your actions and habits but the circumstances of the time, against which you cannot do anything. To yield shows courage and wisdom.


23. RAIDHO, RAIDO - Communication, Agreement, Reconciliation, A Journey

This rune is about communication, the mood of something with two sides, two elements, and different reunions. Here grows the intrinsic value, and at such times, we must remember that it is not envisaged that we rely totally on our ownength, but instead ask ourselves what  the right action is


24. SOWILU, SOWSOWELLWholeness, Vitality, The Energy Of The Sun

This rune stands for wholeness – so for that which our body needs. It embodies the impulse for self-knowledge. As a gan excellent wear rune So, well shows that the life force can be available for you and that there is a time to recharge and regenerate again. Here again, warning you about being too cocky. Meditate on Christ's words: I can do nothing of myself. From our ownength, we cannot do anything. 

Unlike the Scandinavian characters, there are only 18. Slavic runes, meaning, and scope that have studied more ancestors help to teach destiny and protection from the dark forces. They are named after the names of pagan gods and various phenomena.