Pronunciation: oo-rooze
Literal Meaning: Aurochs, or possibly water.
Other names: Ur, or possibly uram.
Phonetic value: U
Rune Poems:
Anglo Saxon - Ur byþ anmod ond oferhyrned, felafrecne deor, feohteþ mid hornum mære morstapa; þæt is modig wuht.
Ur is fierce and greatly horned, a very dangerous beast, it fights with horns, a great traveler of the moors that is a bold wight.

Norwegian - Úr er af illu jarne; opt løypr ræinn á hjarne.
Úr comes from bad iron; the reindeer often races over the frozen snow.

Icelandic - Úr er skýja grátr ok skára þverrir ok hirðis hatr. umbre vísi
Úr is the lamentation of the clouds and ruin of the hay-harvest and abomination of the shepherd.

        Uruz is the rune of strength and resilience. It also represents trials and a test of wills, so it is sometimes considered a rune of initiation. The original meaning of Uruz was auroch, a now extinct wild ox. This creature was long gone by the time the two latter rune poems were written, so the authors were completely unfamiliar with them and replaced the original Uruz with a phonetically similar term in their language Uram, meaning drizzle or dross.





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