Rune Series: Sowilo

Rune Series 16/24
Second Row: Sowilo/Sowelu
Meaning: Sun
Associated English letter: S

The rune of fire completes the second row. Sowilo is the cosmic counter-force to Isa; the rune of success, revelation, dedication, warmth, action and optimism.
Its shape connects the lower with the higher planes, reveals all secrets or doubts to the light; the greatest values are revealed through this rune, and while positive, Sowilo is still a force of nature like the sun itself: it may provide life and energy in the cosmos, but its power must always be used with caution and profound respect.

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 9, 2020