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OTHILA (Oath-All-Ah) Also: Odal or Othala (Elder Futhark), Othalan (Proto-Germanic), ēðel (Futhorc) Latin Alphabet: O or œ Literal Translation: Homeland or Ancestral Lands Esoteric: Inheritance, Estate As with many Futhark runes, Othila has a two-fold interpretation in divination- home or estate, prosperity, group order, freedom, productive interaction, or lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty,… read more »


DAGAZ (Day-Gahz) Also: Dæg (Futhorc), Dags (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: D Literal Translation: Day or Dawn Esoteric: Awakening, Beginnings As with many Futhark runes, Dagaz may be interpreted in two ways in divination- awakening, awareness, hope and happiness, the ideal, paradigm shift, or lack of vision, sleep, hopelessness, cataclysmic change.


INGUZ (Ing-Guz) Also: Ing (Futhorc) Latin Alphabet: Ng (read as “ing”) Literal Translation: the god Ing, or Seed Esoteric: Space, Process In divination, the Futhark rune Inguz has a dual meaning- gestation, internal growth, expectation, time for oneself, or impotence, movement without change, immaturity.


LAGUZ (Log-Ooze) Also: Laukaz (Proto-Germanic), Logr (Younger Futhark), Lagu (Futhorc), Lagus (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: L Literal Translation: Water or Ocean Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Consciousness In divination, the Futhark rune Laguz can be interpreted in two ways- life, passing a test, vitality, unconscious growth, memory, dreams, or fear, circular motion, withering, depression, manipulation, lack of morality,… read more »


MANAZ (Man-Az) Also: Mannaz (Proto-Germanic), Mann (Futhorc), Madr (Younger Futhark) Latin Alphabet: M Literal Translation: Man, Human, Mankind Esoteric: Humankind, Awareness Like most Futhark runes, Manaz takes on a dual meaning in divination- divine influence, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, or depression, mortality, self-delusion, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.


EHWAZ (Eh-Was) Also: Eoh (Futhorc), Airuus (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: E Literal Translation: Horse Esoteric: Trust Like many Futhark runes, Ehwaz can be read in two ways in divination- harmony, teamwork, trust, marriage, loyalty, friendship, or disharmony, mistrust, betrayal, indecision, an enemy.


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.


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.


SOWULO (So-iölo) Also: Sowilo or Sæwelō (Proto-Germanic), Sol (Younger Futhark), Sigel (Futhorc), Sugil (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: S Literal Translation: Sun Esoteric: Success or Wholeness The Futhark rune Sowulo takes on a double-meaning in divination- guidance, hope, success, goals, honor, life purpose, or bad advice, false success, gullibility, loss of goals.


ALGIZ (Al-Jiz) Also: Elhaz (Proto-Germanic), Eohl (Futhorc), Yr (Younger Futhark) Latin Alphabet: Z (Elder Futhark), R (Younger Futhark), X (Futhorc) Literal Translation: Elk Esoteric: Higher Self, Protection Like most Futhark runes, Algiz carries a dual meaning in divination- connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, or consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link,… read more »