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Nordic Runes

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 »


TEIWAZ (Tea-Waz) Also: Tiwaz (Proto-Germanic), Tyr (Younger Futhark), Tir (Futhorc) Latin Alphabet: T (sometimes D) Literal Translation: the god Tyr Esoteric: Justice, Sacrifice Like many Futhark runes, Teiwaz is subject to dual interpretation in divination- faith, loyalty, justice, reason and logic, self-sacrifice, victory, honesty, or mental paralysis, over analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance, defeat, tyranny.

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