Rune Series: Tiwaz

Rune Series 17/24
Third Row: Tiwaz
Meaning: The God, Tyr
Associated English letter: T

Tiwaz begins the third and final row. It is the rune of justice, balance, victory, understanding and sacrifice. Tyr is the Norse God of law and justice, who sacrificed his right hand in tricking the great wolf Fenrir, and capture him.
The shape may be similar to a compass pointing north, or metaphorically it may point to the individual's moral compass: a straight and narrow path one follows when developing spiritually.

The Runes of this series belong to the Elder Futhark, one of the oldest alphabets in recorded history. Each Rune has endless interpretations and deep meanings; while their origin and/or intent is lost to history, most interpretations come from the 'Rune Poems', possibly written around the 8th century.

February 13, 2020