Understanding Elder Futhark Runes

Understanding Elder Futhark Runes

There are various Runic alphabets, here you will be learning and understanding Elder Futhark Runes and their meanings. Proto-Germanic reconstructed names form the basis of the name of each rune. As there are many runic alphabets, I must implore you not to mix rune sets when doing a reading as this may lead to incoherent outcomes.

What message do the Runes have for you?

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Old Norse, rún meant secret, secret lore, magical signs or wisdom

Gothic rúna meant mysterium, secret.

Old English rún meant mystery or secret council.

Old Saxon and Old High German all rúna meant mystery or secret.

Source: Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic

There are various purposes for the implementation of Runes, protection, talismanic, runagaldrar (incantations), stadhagaldr (posture incantation), and divination. However, I must allude to you that the importance of Runes in magical works regarding liberation, love, protection, victory and to grow in wisdom cannot be understated.

Origins of Runes

Georg von Rosen Oden som vandringsman. 1885. Odin the Wanderer - Understanding Elder Futhark Runes - Runic ReadingsGeorg von Rosen Oden som vandringsman. 1885. Odin the WandererMythology teaches us that Odin, husband of the goddess Frigg, is the god of art, culture, war, wisdom, and as overseer of the afterlife location Valhalla, god of the dead too.

Odin is acknowledged as creator and supreme deity of both the cosmos and humans, thereby associated with battle, death, frenzy, the gallows, healing, knowledge, poetry, royalty, sorcery, and the Runic alphabet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mythology of Runes

 
The Sacrifice of Odin by Lorenz -Frølich 1895 - Understanding Elder Futhark Runes - Runic Readings
The Sacrifice of Odin by Lorenz -Frølich 1895

Mythology further teaches that Odin self-sacrificed himself for wisdom. He stabbed his side with a spear then crucified himself from an Ash tree for 9 days. During this time period he became the first initiate into the runic mysteries as he received the original Runic wisdom. Thereafter the Norse communicated these teachings to others through spoken word. As there is much written about the Runes, I will make a bold attempt to bring some light to what I recall was the most pertinent questions when I was first introduced to these magical stones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More about the Futhark Elder Runes and ÆTTS:

Freya's Ætt

Freya's Ætt, which relate to the first eight runes of the Elder Futhark Runes, is about nurturing and pertains to the root of creation.

Hagal’s Ætt

Hagal’s Ætt, which relate to the second grouping of eight runes of the Elder Futhark Runes, is about nurturing and pertains to the root of destruction.

Tyr's Ætt

Tyr's Ætt, which relate to the last eight runes of the Elder Futhark Runes, is about life and death and thereby transition into re-creation.

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