Pronunciation: yur
Literal Meaning: Yew Bow
Other names: None
Phonetic value: Y
Rune Poems:
Anglo Saxon - Ýr byþ æþelinga and eorla gehwæs wyn and wyrþmynd, byþ on wicge fæger, fæstlic on færelde, fyrdgeatewa sum.
Ýr is to princes and earls alike a joy and honour, it is on a war steed fair, and it is steadfast war gear on a trip

Norwegian - Ýr er vetrgrønstr viða; vænt er, er brennr, at sviða.
Ýr is the greenest of trees in winter; it is wont to crackle when it burns.

Icelandic - Ýr er bendr bogi ok brotgjarnt járn ok fífu fárbauti. arcus ynglingr.
Ýr is the bent bow and bitter iron and giant of the arrow.

        Yr is the rune self-sufficiency for lack of a better term. It would not grant one honor and prestige by simply possessing it, but would give you the ability to bring honor to oneself. A bow is just a bow, but in the right hands it can feed a family through the hunt, bring accolades through competition, or defend the knight in battle. Yr is often translated as simply yew, the problem with this interpretation is that it makes no sense except when applied to the verse in the Norwegian Rune poem, the other two clearly describe "war gear" and a bow. In addition there is already a "yew" rune, Eihwaz, which is completely separate from this rune.





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