Eihwaz represents the Yew Tree and its association with life. Each rune is hand forged in bronze and then inlaid with sterling silver. They are are completely hand made so no two pendants are exactly alike.
This rune pendant will arrive in a presentation box.
Materials: Bronze and Sterling Silver
Size: Approximately 20 mm x 15 mm
Process: Hand Forged to a thickness of about 14 ga, then hand engraved
Eihwaz is the rune of many meanings that at first seem to mirror those of other runes. It is a rune of protection but unlike Algiz this protection signifies spiritual protection and is said to have power over the dead. It is interesting note that this rune reversed means "death" so logically speaking this rune could represent life in its correct position. It is also a rune of transformation, but unlike Hagalaz, this is the transformation of life and so though it may be dramatic, it is also gradual, and more equated to growth than destruction. This rune is often confused with Yr, which is actually a completely different rune that appears in all three poems.
Literal Meaning: Yew
Other names: Éoh
Phonetic value: ei or æ variant (now extinct phonetic variable)
Anglo Saxon - Éoh byþ utan unsmeþe treow, heard hrusan fæst, hyrde fyres, wyrtrumun underwreþyd, wyn on eþle.
Éoh is on the outside an unsmooth tree, held hard and fast in the earth, it is the fire's guardian, its roots wreathed under it, it is a joy upon an estate.
Norwegian - Not listed.
Icelandic - Not listed.