Runic Alphabet

This page lists of the various symbols in the Runic Alphabet group.

Runes (Proto-Norse: (runo), Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter.

Symbols in this group:

Ansuz (rune)

One of the gods

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Symbolizes the birch tree and the growth of new life.

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Indicates a good crop/harvest for the year.

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Horse, movement, path of the sun

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wealth, cattle

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Represents hail and various other misfortunes, typically brought upon by nature

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Helm of Awe

Aegishjalmur, also called Ægishjálmur is an ancient protective talisman of the Norse ---but the true nature of its magic has many interpretations. In icelandic sagas it can be found to confer power and dominance in conflict. To instill fear in one's enemies and to conquer fear in one's own mind. And while its literal translation is "Terror Helm", it is believed that it was never actually a helm, but rather something worn impressed or imprinted upon the forehead.

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Ing - Ingz - Ingwaz

The twenty-second letter of Futhark is Ingwaz. This rune represents Ing, the god of the fertility and the creative act.

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Jera (also Jeran, Jeraz) is the conventional name of the j-rune ᛃ of the Elder Futhark, from a reconstructed Common Germanic stem *jēra- meaning "harvest, (good) year".

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*Laguz or *Laukaz is the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name of the l-rune ᛚ, *laguz meaning "water" or "lake" and *laukaz meaning "leek".

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Ride, journey

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Thurisaz, þurisaz

The god Thor, giant

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