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PERTHO (Perth-Oh) Also: Peord (Futhorc), Perthro (?) Latin Alphabet: P Literal Translation: unknown Esoteric: Fate, The Norns In divination, the Futhark rune Pertho can be read in two ways- good omen, fellowship and joy, evolutionary change, or addictions, stagnation, loneliness, delusion, unknowability, or doom. (In this context, doom does not necessarily mean “downfall”, but inevitable… read more »


EIHWAZ (Yew-Was) Also: Eiwaz or Eihaz (Proto-Germanic), Eoh (Futhorc), Ihwaz (?) Latin Alphabet: I:, æ:, or EO Literal Translation: Yew Esoteric: Yggdrasil or Kundalini In divination, the Futhark rune Eihwaz can take on two meanings- movement toward Enlightenment, endurance, initiation, or confusion, destruction, dissatisfaction, weakness, death.


JERA (Yehr-Ah) Also: Jeran or Jeraz (Proto-Germanic), Ger or Ior (Futhorc), Ar (Younger Futhark), Jer (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: J or IO (pronounce “yo”) Literal Translation: Year Esoteric: Harvest In divination, the Futhark rune Jera can be read in two ways- reward for positive action, abundance, proper timing, or repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict, regression.


ISA (Iss-Ah) Also: Isaz (Proto-Germanic), Is (Futhorc), Eis (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: I Literal Translation: Ice Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness, Rest In divination, the Futhark rune Isa can be interpreted in two ways- concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being, rest, stillness, or egomania, blindness, dissipation, immobility, stagnation, psychopathy.


NAUTHIZ (Not-This) Also: Naudiz (Proto-Germanic), Nyd (Futhorc), Naudr (Younger Futhark), Nauds (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: N Literal Translation: “Need-Fire” (self-reliance), Necessity, Hardship Esoteric: Constraint, Friction, Difficulty As with many Futhark runes, Nauthiz can be interpreted in several ways in divination- resistance leading to strength, recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development… read more »


HAGALAZ (Hag-All-Az) Also: Haglaz (Proto-Germanic), Haegl (Futhorc), Hagall (Younger Futhark), Hagl (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: H Literal Translation: Hail (Hailstone) Esoteric: Radical Change, Crisis In divination, the Hagalaz rune can be interpreted in one of two ways- change according to ideals, for the long-term good, controlled crisis, corrections, completion, or catastrophe, stagnation, loss of power or… read more »


WUNJO (Won-Joe) Also: Wynn or Wen (Futhorc), Winja (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: W Literal Translation: Joy Esoteric: Hope, Harmony Like most Futhark runes, Wunjo has a dual interpretation in divination- joy, harmony, fellowship, accomplishment, prosperity, or sorrow, strife, alienation, blindness to danger, deception, betrayal.


GEBO (Gay-Boo) Also: Gyfu or Gar (Futhorc), Giba (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: G Literal Translation: Gift or Generosity Esoteric: fair exchange, sacrifice In divination, the rune Gebo has a two-fold meaning- generosity, gift, magical exchange, honor, sacrifice, or greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice, dishonesty.


KENAZ (Kin-Az) Also: Kaunan (Proto-Germanic), Kaun (Younger Futhark), Cen (Futhorc), Kusma (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: C/K Literal Translation: Torch Esoteric: “Ken” or knowledge In divination, the Kenaz rune can mean both artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, new information or decay, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance.


RAIDO (Ride-Ho) Also: Rad (Futhorc), Reid (Younger Futhark), Raida (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: R Literal Translation: Ride or Wagon Esoteric: Journey In divination, Raido can mean both rationality, action, justice, ordered growth, journey or rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality, hypocrisy, restlessness.