(A note. As with all of our lore, please do not steal this without asking. I have worked very hard on this and I know it is a very rare bit of lore to find easily. However, if you really want to use it, just email at email@example.com and i will more than likely say its cool)Section One - The Elder Futhark
The elder Futhark is the basic rune language. All divining comes from this set of 24 runes, which are divided into three families called “Aetts.” Each Aett is related to a Norse god and that helps to explain the content of the Aett. The first is Freyr/Frey’s Aett, then Heimdall’s Aett, finally Tyr’s Aett. More on those further down.MERKSTAVE
- Important note but simple one as well. If the rune lands upside down or lands on top of another, it is Merkstave, an alternate, USUALLY opposite meaning. The merkstave definition will be with the normal one here.FREY’s AETT
- This set is based on nurturing, farming, merchants, etc. Each of the runes shows a specific thing to a talented caster.
Fehu - Possessions won or earned, earned income, luck. Abundance, financial strength in the present or near future. Sign of hope and plenty, success and happiness. Social success. Energy, foresight, fertility, creation/destruction (becoming).
Merkstave = Loss of personal property, esteem, or something that you put in effort to keep. It indicates some sort of failure. Greed, burnout, atrophy, discord. Cowardice, stupidity, dullness, poverty, slavery, bondage.
Uruz - Physical strength and speed, untamed potential. A time of great energy and health. Freedom, energy, action, courage, strength, tenacity, understanding, wisdom. Sudden or unexpected changes (usually for the better). Sexual desire, masculine potency. The shaping of power and pattern, formulation of the self.
Merkstave = Weakness, obsession, misdirected force, domination by others. Sickness, inconsistency, ignorance. Lust, brutality, rashness, callousness, violence.
Thurisaz - Reactive force, directed force of destruction and defense, conflict. Instinctual will, vital eroticism, regenerative catalyst. A tendency toward change. Catharsis, purging, cleansing fire. Male sexuality, fertilization.
Merkstave = Danger, defenselessness, compulsion, betrayal, dullness. Evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite, lies. A bad man or woman. Rape?
Ansuz - A revealing message or insight, communication. Signals, inspiration, enthusiasm, speech, true vision, power of words and naming. Blessings, the taking of advice. Good health, harmony, truth, wisdom.
Merkstave = Misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, boredom. Vanity and grandiloquence.
Raidho - Travel, both in physical terms and those of lifestyle direction. A journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of place or setting. Seeing a larger perspective. Seeing the right move for you to make and deciding upon it. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life.
Merkstave = Crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality. Disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a death.
Kenaz - Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.
Merkstave = Disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity. Nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope.
Gebo - Gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity, indicating balance. All matters in relation to exchanges, including contracts, personal relationships and partnerships.
Merkstave = Greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice. Obligation, toll, privation, bribery.
Wunjo - Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony, prosperity. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going "over the top". If restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth.
Merkstave = Stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation. Delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces, impractical enthusiasm. Raging frenzy, berzerker.