The Elder Futhark is the runic character set most people are familiar with. It is composed of twenty four staves, arranged into three aetts. Just as our alphabet earns its name from the first two characters in it, the word Futhark derives from the phonetic values of the first six characters in that set. Each of the runes has a literal meaning, listed below, as well as a spiritual concept that arose from how the Germanic peoples viewed that subject. Today, the only historical information about the spiritual meaning of the runes can be found in three rune poems, the Anglo Saxon, the Norwegian, and the Icelandic. Click on a rune for more information and remember House of Dubhrós offers a wide selection of runic jewelry in various metals and stones.

First
Aett



Feoh
"Wealth"

Úr
"Auroch"

Ðorn
"Thorn"

Os
"God, Oden"

Rád
"Ride"

Cén
"Torch"

Gyfu
"Gift"

Wynn
"Elation"
Second
Aett



Hægl
"Hail"

Nyd
"Need"

Ís
"Ice"

Gér
"Harvest"

Éoh
"Yew"

PeorÞ
"Dice Cup"

Eolh-secg
"Marsh Creature"

Sigel
"Sun"
Third
Aett



Tír
"Tyr, Justice"

Beorc
"Birch"

Eh
"Horse"

Mann
"Man, Human"

Lagu
"Water"

Ing
"Hero or God"

Éþel
"Birthright"

Dæg
"Day"



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