Rune Series: Eihwaz

Rune Series 13/24
Second Row: Eihwaz
Meaning: 'Yew Tree'
Associated English letter: Y

The second half of the runes becomes increasingly more esoteric and mysterious, distancing themselves from the sphere of human experience. Eihwaz or Iwaz is spiritual wisdom and strenght. A vertical shape indicates the energy of the human spine; through it one can access a powerful flow of sacred energy.
Eihwaz concerns itself with the great mysteries of life and death, represented by the great tree Yggdrassil that unites all worlds.
After the long life cycles of Jera, Eihwaz breaks the rythm; to understand it, one must understand death itself and be free of it.
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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.

January 26, 2020