Runes

Runes are an ancient divination tool that were used across Northern European cultures to connect to their Spirit Guides, Deities, and Higher Self for forecasting, protection, and good luck, among other uses. Today, these magical little stones have the power to help us tap into our inner guidance for more soul-led inspired action, connection to our internal voice and compass and guidance through life’s difficult questions.

 

A method used in Norse and Viking tribes, Runes have a straight-forward way of connecting to one’s higher self, inner guidance and intuition as a method of foretelling what the future may hold and offering advice based on the current circumstances. They won’t give you an answer set in stone, because nothing can (as we all have free will and are inextricably linked to each other and beyond), but they can help you access a greater awareness to your situation and answer questions you may have, offering advice, insight, and a gentle hand to walk you down your path towards an answer.

Their messages are simple and broad in nature, but they can prepare you for what may be by giving you clarity on what your skills and surrounding situation holds in the present moment. They can shed a light onto aspects previously hidden to you or offer a different point of view. Through them, we can access a sense of serenity, trust, and Divine protection, knowing that we already have the answers within- they simply act like a beacon shining the way.

 

How Do I Know If A Reading Is Right For Me?

 

 

 


 

If you feel called to a reading, you are invited to follow the internal tug of your soul - your intuition brought you here for a reason!


 


 

About Your Runes Reading

After selecting the layout that calls to you most, submit your request in the form as a simple, open-ended question. I’ll process your purchase and connect to the Runes, my intuition and Higher Self, Spirit Guides, Ancestors, as well as yours, and ask the Runes for an answer. I’ll write up what they tell me for you in a beautiful 10+ page PDF document with a photo of your Runes that you can keep returning back to.

You are invited to muse upon what the reading means for you personally and formulate your own conclusions so that you can better assimilate their advice into your life.

After some time has passed, I invite you to return to your reading and see how things have developed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rune Reading - 3-Rune Layout

from 25.00

Get some quick-hitting, instant guidance to a question you may have or an open invitation to explore your unfolding journey with this 3-rune personalised Rune Reading.

If you have have some confusion about closure on a past event, need assistance in making a decision, or want a glimpse into the energies currently surrounding you, then this is the reading for you!

3-rune layouts work best when you have a basic, simple, open-ended question you’d like some insight into, such as- what do I need to know about taking this option? What message does my Higher Self have for me right now? etc.

Some examples of how the 3-rune layout can be are:

  1. Past - Present - Future

  2. Situation - Action - Outcome

  3. Mind - Body - Spirit

  4. Embrace - Accept - Let go

  5. Goal - Obstacle - Advice

And so on. Together we can create a perfectly customised layout to suit your individual needs. Simply fill in the form with your question (and any background context) and I’ll formulate the best possible layout option with your consent. Then, I’ll connect to my intuition and Guides, as well as yours, in a sacred conversation and see what they have to tell you in relation to your question. This will be written up for you in a stream-of-consciousness document as the insight comes to me, before being broken down into a digestible summary with space for you to add your own interpretations after, and a photo of your reading.

Integrating your personal perception of the Runes into your assimilation of the reading can be an integral part of the distillation process. It helps to see how their message holds meaning for you and your life in a practical way, and can greatly assist the introspection and clarity gained from them.

Readings are strictly confidential and your question should relate to you. They are only for adults over the age of 18 or with parental consent for minors. Runes cannot predict the future, if you need legal or medical advice please speak to the appropriate practitioners. If you have any questions beforehand, send me an email at hello@twowander.com!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

After clicking the ‘Book My Reading’ button below you will be directed to a form to fill in your question as well as any background context you may want to include. (If you don’t have a question you can just leave this section blank).

After placing your order, you’ll be emailed a beautiful 500+ word PDF document that you can return back to as many times as you like, within 5-7 WORKING DAYS, this will be your personalised Rune Reading.

*Due to the nature of this soul service, all sales are final*

If you would like to book more than one reading with me then I have added additional options with discounts of 5%, 10% and 20% below for 3, 6, and 12 readings respectively. Simply choose the amount of readings you would like and then email me whenever you have a question you want answered, or if you prefer we can set up recurring readings such as the week/month ahead etc.

1 tree planted for every reading :)


 


 


 


 


 


 

Rune Reading - Runic Cross, 6-Rune Layout

from 35.00

If you need a bit more detailed guidance to a question you may have or an open invitation to explore your unfolding journey, then this 6-Rune personalised Rune Reading is for you.

If you have have some confusion about closure on a past event, need assistance in making a decision, or want a glimpse into the energies currently surrounding you, and more, the Runes can help!

6-Rune layouts work best when you have a basic, simple, open-ended question you’d like some insight into, such as- what do I need to know about taking this option? What do I need to know about my relationship? What message does my Higher Self have for me right now? How can I move forward in my career? What blockages are there to…..? etc.

This is the 6-Rune layout:

  1. Past Situations

  2. Present Situations

  3. Future Situations

  4. Influences on Question

  5. What Influences Have a Positive Outcome

  6. Most Likely Outcome

Together we can create a perfectly customised layout to suit your individual needs. Simply fill in the form with your question (and any background context) and I’ll formulate the best possible layout option with your consent. Then, I’ll connect to my intuition and Guides, as well as yours, in a sacred conversation and see what they have to tell you in relation to your question. This will be written up for you in a stream-of-consciousness document as the insight comes to me, before being broken down into a digestible summary with space for you to add your own interpretations after, and a photo of your reading.

Integrating your personal perception of the Runes into your assimilation of the reading can be an integral part of the distillation process. It helps to see how their message holds meaning for you and your life in a practical way, and can greatly assist the introspection and clarity gained from them.

Readings are strictly confidential and your question should relate to you. They are only for adults over the age of 18 or with parental consent for minors. Runes cannot predict the future, if you need legal or medical advice please speak to the appropriate practitioners. If you have any questions beforehand, send me an email at hello@twowander.com!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

After clicking the ‘Book My Reading’ button below you will be directed to a form to fill in your question as well as any background context you may want to include. (If you don’t have a question you can just leave this section blank.)

After placing your order, you’ll be emailed a beautiful 500+ word PDF document that you can return back to as many times as you like, within 5-7 WORKING DAYS, this will be your personalised Rune Reading.

*Due to the nature of this soul service, all sales are final *

If you would like to book more than one reading with me then I have added additional options with discounts of 5%, 10% and 20% below for 3, 6, and 12 readings respectively. Simply choose the amount of readings you would like and then email me whenever you have a question you want answered, or if you prefer we can set up recurring readings such as the week/month ahead etc.

1 tree planted for every reading :)


 


 


 


 


 


 

Rune Reading - Runic V, 7-Rune Layout

from 45.00

If you need a bit more detailed guidance to a question you may have or an open invitation to explore your unfolding journey, then this 7-Rune personalised Rune Reading is for you.

If you have have some confusion about closure on a past event, need assistance in making a decision, or want a glimpse into the energies currently surrounding you, and more, the Runes can help!

7-Rune layouts work best when you have a basic, simple, open-ended question you’d like some insight into, such as- what do I need to know about taking this option? What do I need to know about my relationship? What message does my Higher Self have for me right now? How can I move forward in my career? What blockages are there to…..? etc.

This is the 7-Rune layout:

  1. Past Influences

  2. Present Influences

  3. Future Actions

  4. Action Taken For Best Outcome

  5. Your Feelings

  6. Possible Problems

  7. Future Outcome

Together we can create a perfectly customised layout to suit your individual needs. Simply fill in the form with your question (and any background context) and I’ll formulate the best possible layout option with your consent. Then, I’ll connect to my intuition and Guides, as well as yours, in a sacred conversation and see what they have to tell you in relation to your question. This will be written up for you in a stream-of-consciousness document as the insight comes to me, before being broken down into a digestible summary with space for you to add your own interpretations after, and a photo of your reading.

Integrating your personal perception of the Runes into your assimilation of the reading can be an integral part of the distillation process. It helps to see how their message holds meaning for you and your life in a practical way, and can greatly assist the introspection and clarity gained from them.

Readings are strictly confidential and your question should relate to you. They are only for adults over the age of 18 or with parental consent for minors. Runes cannot predict the future, if you need legal or medical advice please speak to the appropriate practitioners. If you have any questions beforehand, send me an email at hello@twowander.com!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

After clicking the ‘Book My Reading’ button below you will be directed to a form to fill in your question as well as any background context you may want to include. (If you don’t have a question you can just leave this section blank.)

After placing your order, you’ll be emailed a beautiful 500+ word PDF document that you can return back to as many times as you like, within 5-7 WORKING DAYS, this will be your personalised Rune Reading.

*Due to the nature of this soul service, all sales are final *

If you would like to book more than one reading with me then I have added additional options with discounts of 5%, 10% and 20% below for 3, 6, and 12 readings respectively. Simply choose the amount of readings you would like and then email me whenever you have a question you want answered, or if you prefer we can set up recurring readings such as the week/month ahead etc.

1 tree planted for every reading :)


 


 


 


 


 


 

Rune Reading - Grid of Nine 9-Rune Layout

from 55.00

If you need a bit more detailed guidance to a question you may have or an open invitation to explore your unfolding journey, then this 9-Rune personalised Rune Reading is for you.

If you have have some confusion about closure on a past event, need assistance in making a decision, or want a glimpse into the energies currently surrounding you, and more, the Runes can help!

9-Rune layouts work best when you have a basic, simple, open-ended question you’d like some insight into, such as- what do I need to know about taking this option? What do I need to know about my relationship? What message does my Higher Self have for me right now? How can I move forward in my career? What blockages are there to…..? etc.

This is the 9-Rune layout:

  1. Basic Past Influences

  2. Feelings About Outcome

  3. Hidden Influences Acting Now

  4. Hidden Influences That May Prevent Outcome

  5. Present Influences

  6. Feelings to Past Events

  7. Feelings to Present Events

  8. Hidden Past Influences

  9. Best Possible Outcome

Together we can create a perfectly customised layout to suit your individual needs. Simply fill in the form with your question (and any background context) and I’ll formulate the best possible layout option with your consent. Then, I’ll connect to my intuition and Guides, as well as yours, in a sacred conversation and see what they have to tell you in relation to your question. This will be written up for you in a stream-of-consciousness document as the insight comes to me, before being broken down into a digestible summary with space for you to add your own interpretations after, and a photo of your reading.

Integrating your personal perception of the Runes into your assimilation of the reading can be an integral part of the distillation process. It helps to see how their message holds meaning for you and your life in a practical way, and can greatly assist the introspection and clarity gained from them.

Readings are strictly confidential and your question should relate to you. They are only for adults over the age of 18 or with parental consent for minors. Runes cannot predict the future, if you need legal or medical advice please speak to the appropriate practitioners. If you have any questions beforehand, send me an email at hello@twowander.com!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

After clicking the ‘Book My Reading’ button below you will be directed to a form to fill in your question as well as any background context you may want to include. (If you don’t have a question you can just leave this section blank.)

After placing your order, you’ll be emailed a beautiful 500+ word PDF document that you can return back to as many times as you like, within 5-7 WORKING DAYS, this will be your personalised Rune Reading.

*Due to the nature of this soul service, all sales are final *

If you would like to book more than one reading with me then I have added additional options with discounts of 5%, 10% and 20% below for 3, 6, and 12 readings respectively. Simply choose the amount of readings you would like and then email me whenever you have a question you want answered, or if you prefer we can set up recurring readings such as the week/month ahead etc.

1 tree planted for every reading :)


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

FREYR’S AETT:

Freyr. The ruler of peace, fertility, rain, and sunshine and the son of the sea God Njörd.

Fehu - “Cattle/Wealth”

The first of the Elder Futhark, Fehu indicates prosperity and material wealth, either won or earned income. It can represent good luck, abundance and financial success in the near future. It can also relate to social success. Not everyone chooses to read a rune as reversed (“merkstave”) if it comes up that way, but if doing so resonates with you- its reversed meaning may indicate the loss of personal possessions or income, a dip in self-esteem or some other kind of material struggles.

KEYWORDS: Abundance, luck, hope, prosperity, wealth, fortune

Uruz - “Ox”

The second, Uruz, is representative of the wild bull. This is a stone of strength, endurance, hard work, perseverance, motivation, and determination. It can indicate a time of great energy, speed and health. It also shows increasing power and masculinity. Reversed, it may indicate a loss of health, endurance, a blockage, dominance of others over you or misdirected force.

KEYWORDS: Strength, endurance, health, courage, vigour, vitality, force, perseverance

Thurisaz - “Mallet/Giant”

This represents Thor’s hammer or a giant. As such, it indicates a powerful direction of energy and force, for either destruction or defence, so may also indicate conflict. This could be cathartic, cleansing and purgative. Reversed, it could mean defencelessness, compulsion, spite or betrayal.

KEYWORDS: Defence, challenge, danger, protection, attack, strength

Ansuz - “Message”

Ansuz is the rune of communication. It’s representative of the ancestral God Odin’s wisdom and so indicates a divine message or insight arriving. It can also mean good advice, wisdom, truth, inspiration and enthusiasm. Reversed it could point to a miscommunication, deceit, misunderstandings and manipulation.

KEYWORDS: Revelation, signs, visions, insight, message, knowledge, communication

Raidho - “Journey”

Raidho is indicative of a journey and represents a wheel. This could be both physical travel, as in a holiday or house move, or a spiritual voyage in the expansion of your horizons. It can also indicate things being put into perspective, evolution and the cycle of life. Reversed it means rigidity, injustice, irrationality and disruption.

KEYWORDS: Progress, movement, evolution, perspective, journey, travel

Kenaz - “Torch”

Kenaz is the flame or torch. As such, it represents the beacon of truth and finding your true north guided by your own shining light. It can indicate that that which was previously unknown may come to light, secrets may be spilled, and you are on the right path of finding your true calling in life. It also means knowledge, creativity, inspiration, vitality, regeneration and energy. Reversed it can indicate that you lack vision, are stuck in a creative rut, false hope, and instability.

KEYWORDS: Enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, insight, illumination, calling, purpose, idea

Gebo - “Gift”

Gebo is the rune of gifts. It’s a positive symbol that indicates you are in the possession of many gifts and talents or that someone will bestow upon you bountiful blessings. It also relates to generosity, balance, and positive relationships. It has no inverted meaning.

KEYWORDS: Generosity, partnership, gifts, talents, charity, service, assistance, luck, fortune

Wunjo - “Joy”

Wunjo is representative of the clan’s flag and victory. It represents triumph and joy, security, safety, celebration and belonging. It can also indicate harmony, prosperity and spiritual rewards. Reversed it can point to sorrow, alienation and loss.

KEYWORDS: Pleasure, joy, feast, celebration, comfort, belonging, community, success, festivities


 


 


 

 

HEIMDALL’S AETT:

Heimdall. The watchman of the Gods.

Hagalaz - “Hail”

Hagalaz represents hail. This natural form of disaster which strikes out of the blue and has the power to destroy much needed crops, is similarly indicative of sudden and cataclismic change. Similar to The Tower card in the tarot, Hagalaz represents an unavoidable change that is out of our hands, but how destructive it ends up being is dependant on whether we are capable of weathering its storm with grace. As they say, some storms come to clear our path. The lesson of Hagalaz is to learn from our hardships and grow through our mistakes. It has no inverted meaning.

KEYWORDS: Destruction, natural wrath, uncontrolled forces, testing, change, external input


 

Nauthiz - “Needs”

Nauthiz is indicative of our needs. What do you need to feel emotionally stable and fulfilled? Are you taking enough time for yourself to balance work, play and rest? Assessing what are our needs and where we may currently be lacking can help us take better care of our future selves, we can’t pour form an empty cup after all. It can also indicate delays, restriction, and endurance. This is a time to practice patience. Nauthiz reversed can point to depression, exhaustion, and distress.

KEYWORDS: Need, restriction, disagreements, resistance, survival, necessity, lacking


 

Isa- “Ice”

Isa represents ice. It’s symbolic of the Hangman card in the Tarot. It highlights the need to pause, wait, although there may be a feeling of being stuck in ice, sometimes a break is what’s needed to put things into perspective. Waiting until we have gathered all the information, all sides of the story, properly done our research, or simply allowed the Universe to unfold. It can also indicate frustration or psychological blocks. Isa has no inverted meaning.

KEYWORDS: Suspension, delay, stillness, frustration, blocks, pause, waiting


 

Jera - “Harvest”

Jera is representative of the harvest. It indicates that we can now reap what we’ve sown and enjoy our plentiful abundance. If you don’t feel like you have many blessings, it can show that either a breakthrough is on the way, or it’s time to take stock and express gratitude for what you do have (you’ll be surprised by how much you can always list in a gratitude journal)! It also represents the life cycle and cyclic nature of Mother Earth. It cannot be reversed.

KEYWORDS: Year, conclusion, harvest, life cycle, endings and beginnings, abundance, learnings, growth


 


 

Eihwaz - “Yew”

In Norse mythology, the ash tree (sometimes said to be translated from the old word for yew- needle ash), Yggradisil, is representative of The Tree Of Life. As such, it relates to the cycle of life, similar to the Death Tarot card (signifying the dying of an old way of being or period of life). It can also represent reliability, dependability, trustworthiness, enlightenment, and a sense of purpose, symbolising the connection between all the worlds. Reversed, it can mean confusion and isolation.

KEYWORDS: Connection, inspiration, endurance, sacred knowledge, protection, life cycle’s, divinity


 

Perthro - “Destiny”

This is the gambler’s rune and as such represents the cup of dice, or fortune. It indicates that influences in life may be down to chance, and so can go either well or not. The lesson here is to learn to take the hand you’ve been dealt and make lemonade out of lemons. In Tarot, this is would be similar to the Wheel of Fortune card. It can also represent hidden meanings, secrets, and change. Reversed it can indicate stagnation and loss of faith.

KEYWORDS: Fate, mysteries, occult, feminine fertility, chance, fortune, mysticism, unknown


 

Algiz - “Elk”

Algiz is the elk, and so represents defence and protection. If you get this one, it means that you have the internal power to manifest your dreams and that your spirit guides are protecting you along your path. It is said to act as a shield to guard you against evil. It can also represent an awakening and strong intuition. Reversed it means there could be a hidden danger.

KEYWORDS: Protection, guardian, awakening, courage, defence, instincts


 

Sowilo - “Sun”

Sowilo is the happy symbol of the sun. It represents a time of joy, abundance, luck, and good fortune. It’s a cause for celebration and can indicate a success of your goals, optimal health and an elemental power. It has no inverted meaning. In Tarot, its card is, likewise, The Sun.

KEYWORDS: Success, vitality, inspiration, justice, success, joy, happiness, abundance


 


 


 

TYR’S AETT:

Tyr. The Sky God, was representative of war and justice.

Tiwaz - “Victory”

Tiwaz is representative of the warrior’s arrowhead of the God Tyr. It shows that you are capable of spearheading your way through all your troubles and possess great leadership skills, authority and rationality. It can indicate victory and knowing of your true strengths with a willingness to self-sacrifice. Reversed it can indicate blocked creative energies, over-analysis, imbalance, and lack of passion.

KEYWORDS: Leadership, rationality, victory, honour, bravery, courage, strength, perseverance, endurance

Berkana - “Birch'“

Berkana is the rune of birth. It represents the Birch Goddess and so indicates fertility and creation, not just of an actual birth (its traditional meaning), but also of projects, partnerships and rebirth. It indicates mental and physical growth, and a regenerative power and liberation of spirit. Reversed it can point to family troubles, anxiety, or rigid control.

KEYWORDS: Fertility, growth, renewal, new beginnings, birth, creation, new projects, creativity

Ehwaz - “Horse'“

Ehwaz is the horse. This represents man’s trusty aid, our only form of transport in times past. It indicates a moving forward and change for the better with gradual but steady progress. It can also show teamwork, trust and loyalty. Reversed it can show restlessness, craving of change, mistrust or disharmony. It can be seen as The Lovers Tarot card.

KEYWORDS: Progress, movement, harmony, trust, loyalty, friendship, assistance, duality, animal instincts

Mannaz - “Man”

Mannaz is representative of humankind and humanity. It encompasses yourself and identity, and relationship towards others. It is social order and cooperation, our sense of morals and values. Reversed it can indicate self-delusion, manipulation and isolation.

KEYWORDS: Humanity, collective, mortality, community, relationships, morals, value

 

 

Laguz - “Lake”

Laguz represents the element of water and so is tied to our emotions, dreams and intuition. It indicates a healing power of renewal, heightened imagination and psychic abilities. It can also relate to mysteries, secrets, the unknown and the underworld. Reversed it can point to fear, misjudgement, lack of creativity and avoidance.

KEYWORDS: Water, intuition, imagination, healing, dreams, mysteries, insight, instinct, knowing

Ingwaz - “Fertility”

Ingwaz is the rune of fertility, representing the Earth God Ing. It points to male fertility, common virtues, common sense, well being, strength, family, rest, and loose ends being tied up. It has no reversed meaning.

KEYWORDS: Fertility, virility, inner growth, virtue, peace, harmony

Othala - “Heritage”

Othala is the rune of inheritance. It tells of our lasting legacy, spiritual heritage, values becoming aligned to what is truly important, communal prosperity and fundamental values. Reversed it can indicate bad luck and prejudice.

KEYWORDS: Legacy, inheritance, spiritual growth, abundance, values, contribution

Dagaz - “Dawn”

Dagaz represents dawn. It shows the coming of age and the ending of a cycle. New beginnings are approaching and new breakthroughs, awareness and awakenings are possible. It represents the transformative power of change and that it is a good time to embark upon a fresh enterprise. A final, positive symbol of hope, certainty and security, it has no reversed meaning. This would be the completion of the cycle with the World card in the Tarot.

KEYWORDS: Day, awakening, consciousness, clarity, hope, balance, growth, new cycles

Odin’s Rune (optional)

As mentioned, some sets come with an optional blank rune indicating the Norse God of Creation’s secrets to be withheld. It reflects that we are not supposed to have all the answers and that that’s OK. As such, its meanings are unknown, secrets, hidden, mystery, ambiguous, unknowable, the answer will reveal itself in time.


 


 


 

Norse Gods and Goddesses:

1. Odin

God of: Wisdom, healing, death, knowledge, sorcery, runes

Myth: Odin is one of the supreme Norse Gods, ruler of Asgard and king of the Æsir clan, known as the Father of Gods. He sacrificed his right eye to see all and hung upside down on the mystical ash/yew Tree of Life for 9 days and nights to gain insight into the knowledge of the runes, which he then gifted to humans. Odin can also be a bit of a mysterious character, not quite certain in what his actions will be. His wife was Frigg, who spun the fate of humanity on her spindle, never revealing the secrets of her predictions. He is usually seen flanked by wolves and two ravens called “thought” and “memory”, and rides on his eight legged horse, Sleipnir.

Runes: Ansuz, Gebo, Wunjo, Eihwaz, Mannaz, Othala, Dagaz (and the modern, optional blank Rune)


 

2. Thor

God of: Lightning, thunder, storms, strength, victory

Myth: One of the most popular Gods amongst the Vikings, and still to this day thanks to Marvel, Thor was depicted as always valiantly conquering and defeating his enemies, saving the world with his bravery and trusty hammer Mjölnir. Archaelogists have found many iron age hammer-shaped necklaces believed to have been created in reverence to Thor and his Mjollnir (meaning “thunder” because it was said that was the noise of his hammer). He rode a chariot drawn by two massive goats called Tanngniost and Tanngrisnir (sometimes mythology gets weird). He was the son of Odin and married to Sif, a beautiful Goddess associated with the Earth. His equivalents can be seen as Hercules. 25% of Icelandic settlers in the 10th century had the root “Þór” in their name, as well as many places being christened to Þór!

Runes: Uruz, Thurisaz, Sowilo, Tiwaz, Othala


 

3. Loki

God of: Mischief and trickery (sometimes compared to the Roman/Greek god Hermes/Mercury)

Myth: Loki was a jötunn, the son of giantess Laufey and giant Farbauti, a shapeshifter that could transform into animals, constantly on hunt for causing havoc, his relationship with the other Gods was complicated- sometimes helping them and sometimes hindering them. Upon learning that mistletoe was the only thing that could hurt Balder, son of Odin, he placed a branch into the hands of the blind god, Hod, and tricked him into throwing it at Balder, instantly killing him. Not actually the son of Odin and brother of Thor, as depicted in Marvel, but rather a “blood brother” of Odin and part of the Aesir clan, although sometimes because of his trickery he is not considered as such.

Runes: Ansuz


 

4. Heimdallr

God of: Watchman of the Gods

Myth: Another son of Odin, or perhaps descendant of the giant Fornjót, Heimdallr was the watchman of the Gods who kept guard for invaders of Ragnarök with his Gjallarhorn, where the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst meets the sky. He possesses an ability for foreknowledge and has keen senses, particularly eyesight and hearing- able to hear sheep’s wool and grass growing. The middle row of the Elder Futhark Runic Alphabet is attributed to him.

Runes: Hagalaz, Algiz


 

5. Frigg

God of: Prophecy, clairvoyance, fate, destiny, magic, motherhood, marriage

Myth: The most powerful of the Norse Goddesses, Frigg wove the fate of all humans on her loom, never revealing the secrets of her predictions. She was highly venerated and respected for her power and as a loving and doting mother and wife. Odin was her husband and their son was called Baldr. She made an oath with the elements, beasts, weapons and poisons that they would not injure her beautiful son, Balder, but was betrayed by Loki. The day of the week Friday, in the english language, is said to come from the name Frigg.

Runes: Perthro, Berkana, Mannaz


 

6. Freyja

God of: Love, beauty, sex, war, gold, seiðr (a type of magic)

Myth: Another powerful and beautiful Norse Goddess, Freya was a practitioner of the divinatory magic seiðr, able to mould the future and destinies of others, the nature of which has been lost now throughout the ages. She was also associated with sensuality, fecundity, and fertility (the Roman/Greek equivalent Goddess would be Venus/Aphrodite). Her brother is Freyr. She was a member of the Vanir clan and ruled over the heavenly meadows of Fólkvangr, where half of those who died in battle would go, and the other half were guided by the Valkyries to Valhalla, ruled over by Odin. She rode a chariot drawn by two cats and was accompanied by a boar called Hildisvíni.

Runes: Fehu, Kenaz, Gebo, Wunjo, Isa, Jera, Ehwaz


 

7. Freyr

God of: Peace, prosperity, sunshine and fine weather, good harvest, virility

Myth: Freyr, brother of Freyja, was an abundant God and one of the most respected in the Vanir clan (a group of Gods representing health and fertility). He is also the God of procreation and male fertility. He rides a boar and has a ship that can fold into the size of your pocket. He was married to Goddess Nanna, and was known to be the best horseback rider of the Gods. He had a magic sword that could fight on its own, and was said to be the most well-endowed of the Deities (ahem). Both Freyja and Freyr became loyal clansmen of the Aesir Gods after the war between their clans ended. It is said that they were children of the frost giantess Skadi, and sea-god Njord.

Runes: Fehu, Jera, Ehwaz, Ingwaz


 

8. Tyr

God of: War, victory, valour, justice

Myth: A valiant and courageous warrior, Tyr was the God of battle, believed to decide the final outcome of combat. Whenever confidence and fair outcomes are desired, Tyr is called upon. Some myths state that he was the son of Odin, others that we was the son of a giant, Hymir. Tyr lost a hand trying to trap the monster wolf Fenrir. To distract it, he placed his hand in the beast’s mouth, giving the other Gods enough time to bind the wolf to a rock. Once Fenrir realised he had been deceived, he tore off Tyr's hand. It is said that the name for Tuesday in English is descended from Tyr. The final row of the Runic alphabet is dedicated to him.

Runes: Tiwaz


 


 


 


 

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