Rune Series: Algiz

Rune Series 15/24
Second Row: Algiz
Meaning: Elk
Associated English letter: Z

Algiz is a rune of protection and allignment; its shape represents the horns of an elk or may be a reference to the Celtic God of fertility, Cernunnos.
Courage in the face of fear is fundamental to Algiz - not the absence of fear but the understanding of when to fight or flee. It may also indicate the powerful energies of the Valkyries: a connection between this world and the metaphysical worlds such as Asgard.

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 5, 2020