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Elder Futhark Runes 
26th-Aug-2005 02:01 pm

This is the oldest runic alphabet from Europe, and is also called the Common Germanic Futhark. Each rune represented a sound, but also had an extra meaning. Please note that these are not listed in their traditional order, but by name within each group, or Aett of runes.

    First Aett

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Ansuz
Divine force. The divine within humans. Consciousness, intelligence.
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Fehu
Beginnings. Movable wealth. Prosperity.
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Gebo
Connections, partnerships, social relationships.
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Kenaz
Fire. Inner light. Teaching and learning.

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Raido
The wheel. Vehicle, motion, the road and travel upon it.
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Thuraisaz
Resistance; passive opposition.
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Uruz
The Ox. Untamed power; the boundless power of the universe.
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Wunjo
Joy, harmony, internal balance.

    Second Aett

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Eihwaz
Death and regeneration.
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Elhaz
Protection. Defensive power.
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Hagalaz
Transformation. The unconscious mind, processes of thought.
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Isa
Ice. Static existence. The present time.
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Jera
Year or season. Completion at the proper time. Natural cycles.

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Naudhiz
Need; scarcity; absence. Help; assistance.
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Perdhro
Chance. The interaction between ourselves and our environment. Memory, recollection.
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Sowulo
Energy; illumination. Vitality. Power directed and focused.

    Third Aett

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Berkana
Regeneration; new beginnings. Birth.
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Dagaz
The light of day. Balance between opposites. Dawn. Protection.
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Ehwaz
Travel, transport. Movement towards a goal.
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Inguz
Light. Energy, potential, deferred. Bringing together separate things.
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Mannaz
Human qualities. Social order.
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Othala
Home or family land. The state of things, natural law.
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Teiwaz
Positive regulation. Sacrifice. Ordered movement or progress.
Laguz
Fluidity. The law of unity. Growth, cycles.
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