berkana Archives - The Birch Grove
BERKANA (Burr-Can-Ah) Also: Berkano or Berkanan (Proto-Germanic), Bjarkan or Bjarken (Younger Futhark), Beorc (Futhorc), Bairkan (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: B Literal Translation: Birch (tree) or Birch Goddess Esoteric: Birth, Sanctuary In divination, the Futhark rune Berkana may be interpreted in two ways- birth and beginnings, life changes, shelter, liberation, sanctuary, or deceit, sterility, stagnation, insecurity.
One of the most recognizable symbols used in modern Paganism is the Nordic Runes. The symbols originate from a series of related alphabets used to write Germanic languages in pre-Christian Europe. The earliest record of these inscriptions has been dated to 150 AD, many of the oldest found in Denmark and northern Germany. The runic… read more »