Uruz Rune Meaning, Symbolism, and 3 Natural Origins


Today we continue our fascinating series exploring the Elder Futhark runes with a deep-dive into the Uruz Rune meaning and its history. In a nutshell, the rune Uruz represents power, stamina, virility, and well-being. It also stands for life difficulties in many respects.  Where does this symbolism stem from? As we shall see, like most of the runes, it was drawn from the often harsh natural and cultural environment the ancient Norse people faced at the time. Before being allowed to … Continue reading the article

Algiz Rune Meaning, Symbolism, and 4 Intriguing Origins


In today’s post we continue our deep dive on the Elder Futhark Runes with the Algiz Rune, which represents protection and defense. Historical rumor suggests it was (or is still) a rune of tremendous protective attributes. The name of this rune, Algiz, comes from the elk, whose horns mirror the Algiz rune’s form (älg in contemporary Swedish). Elhaz represents the elk or the elk sedge plant’s serrated edges, both of which connect to its defensive properties. As Algiz, it alludes to … Continue reading the article

Viking Mysteries of The Elder Futhark Runes


Runes can conjure up ideas of magic scrolls, Tolkein, and elf warriors when you think of them. But runes are more than simply the stuff of fancy literature. On old rock sculptures in Scandinavia and other parts of the world, they can be seen in great numbers and date back thousands of years. 24 runes make up the Elder Futhark rune set. At least that is what several archaeologists and historians have been able to discover thus far. The earliest recovered … Continue reading the article

Odal Rune Meaning, Symbolism And Origin (Othala Rune)

Odal Rune Magic Norse Symbol Picture

In today’s post, we will be discussing one of the most important runes in the Elder Futhark which also became an important symbol over time: Odal also known as the Othala rune. Well, let’s get right into it, here is everything you should know about the Odal rune/symbol, its meaning, origin, transformation and appropriation throughout history. The Odal rune might remind you of a ribbon, especially the ones we put on during the days we pay respect to the struggle of … Continue reading the article

Symbols of Strength And Perseverance (Including Animals, Tattoo Meanings And Ideas)

Phoenix bird as part of symbols of rebirth and reincarnation collection

The next part in our series of symbolism articles is about a specific topic; symbols of strength and perseverance around the world. Let us get right into it, here is the extensive list of strength symbols across cultures starting with the beautiful lotus flower and the East. Eastern Symbols of Strength  Lotus Flower, A Buddhist Symbol of Strength and Perseverance Being one of the most prominent and common ancient symbols, the lotus flower is a symbol of perseverance, resilience and strength … Continue reading the article

Vegvisir Meaning: Nordic Viking Compass Symbolism And Tattoo Designs

Vegvisir A Pagan Symbol Explained, The Runic Viking Compass

In today’s post, we will be delving into one of the most important Norse Viking symbols, the Vegvisir. Here is everything you need to know about Vegvisir’s meaning, origins and why it is called the nordic compass. Also known as the runic Viking compass, the Vegvisir (pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer”) is a magical stave that originated from Iceland. In general, the Vegvisir symbol is believed to help the bearer find their way, especially through rough weather. Vegvisir is mentioned in the Huld Manuscript, … Continue reading the article