Rune Series: Gebo

Rune Series 7/24
First Row (Aett): Gebo
Meaning: 'Gift'
Associated English letter: G

Gebo is the rune of balance, trade and sex. Exchanging gifts, physical or otherwise, is a meaningful act of self-sacrifice. Gaining is impossible without giving, and so the rune speaks of the perfect balance that must be maintained across all areas of one's life.
Altruism, courage and mystical union are some of the things Gebo describes, but the concept of revenge also belongs to it: giving what is due and paying all debts.

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 13, 2020