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Den of the Silver Wolf
Runes

 In the tradition of the wolf packs of the North, I am studying the runic divination system.

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I have been studying the path of the runemaster for over a year now.  Here is some information about this integral part of my own personal religious belief.
 
The runes were an alphabet used by the northern Scandanavian tribes of Europe.  Not only were these symbols used as letters, but also as a form of divination.  Odhinn himself hung on the World Tree, Yggdrassil, in order to gain knowledge of the runes and their secrets.  Runemasters and mistresses were recognized by their deep blue cloaks and the leather pouches at their sides.  Since today's society dictates that I dress otherwise, such garb is worn only within the circle.     
 
Each rune had its own specific meanings.  Below you will find these meanings, in addition to the Gods and Goddesses associated with the runes, as well as the trees and English alphabet equivalents.  I hope you use this runic dictionary well.  
 
May the Gods of Asgard guide your steps.
May Thorr's hammer protect you.
May Freyja give you wisdom and magical power
And may Freyr grant you prosperity.

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ALGIZ
 
Alphabet: Z
 
Tree: Yew
 
Deities: Valkyries
 
Meaning:  Visible movement, blockages removed.  If near negative, people actively trying to stop you.

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ANSUZ
 
Alphabet: A
 
Tree: Pine
 
Deity: Odhinn
 
Meaning:  Transformation, new goals, information that changes your life.  Negative: Bad advice.

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BERKANA
 
Alphabet: B
 
Tree: Birch
 
Deities:  Frigg, Nerthus, Hel
 
Meaning:  Creativity, new beginnings, birth, marriage.  If near negative rune, failure, divorce, stagnant period.

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DAGAZ
 
Alphabet: D
 
Tree: Spruce
 
Deity: Odhinn
 
Meaning:  Sudden realization, awakening, mystic light, attraction between two people.

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EHWAZ
 
Alphabet: E
 
Trees: Oak, Ash
 
Deities: Freyja, Freyr
 
Meaning:  Trust, self transformation, new attitude, new home, new goals, steady progress.  If near negative, progress blocked.

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EIHWAZ
 
Alphabet: EI, Y
 
Tree:  Yew
 
Deities:  Odhinn, Ull
 
Meaning:  End of a matter, situation or problem, drastic change, end of a relationship.  Negative:  Old conflicts and situations cause trouble.

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FEHU
 
Alphabet: F
 
Tree:  Elder
 
Deity: Aesir
 
Meaning:  Money, property, fulfillment, good luck, dynamic power, goals reached.  Neagtive: A person or offer to be avoided.
 

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GEBO
 
Alphabet:  G
 
Trees: Ash, elm.
 
Deities:  Odhinn, Freyja.
 
Meaning:  The exchange of force or power between the Gods and humans.  Wedding, legacies, promotion, windfall.  Negative:  Sadness caused by someone close.
 
 

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HAGALAZ
 
Alphabet: H
 
Trees:  Yew, Ash.
 
Deity:  Ymir
 
Meaning:  Ability to bring opposites into harmony.  Delays waiting for the right time.  Negative:  Setbacks, delays, situations out of your control.

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INGUZ
 
Alphabet:  NG
 
Tree:  Apple
 
Deities:  Ing, Freyr
 
Meaning:  Creating life-force at work, family, relatives, children, parents, spouse.  Benefits from family.  Negative:  Family becomes a burden.

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ISA
 
Alphabet: I
 
Tree:  Alder
 
Deities: Frost Giants
 
Meaning:  Period of absolute stillness.  Be careful of what you say.  Negative:  Hasty words bring trouble, indifference, uncaring, detached emotions.

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JERA
 
Alphabet: J
 
Tree:  Oak
 
Deity:  Freyr
 
Meaning:  A cycle, time, reaping rewards, no quick results.

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KENAZ
 
Alphabet:  C, K
 
Tree:  Pine
 
Deities:  Frejya, Dwarves,  Weland, Loki
 
Meaning:  The rune of craftsmen and the crafy or sly.  Controlled energy for dissolution, life-strength, ambition, determination, inspiration.  Negative:  Bad judgement, confusion.

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LAGUZ
 
Alphabet:  L
 
Tree:  Willow
 
Deities:  Njord, Balder
 
Meaning:  Hidden movement below the surface, no progress seen, but it is happening.  Life energy, manifestation coming from other planes.  If near negative, behind the scenes action blocks progress, usually with a woman involved.

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MANNAZ
 
Alphabet:  M
 
Tree:  Holly
 
Deities:  Heimdall, Odhinn
 
Meaning:  Man, lover or husband, male influence in life.  New career opportunities, positive link with the Gods.  Negative:  Material loss.

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NAUTHIZ
 
Alphabet: N
 
Tree:  Beech
 
Deities: Norns
 
Meaning:  Distress that clouds reality.  Something out of the past that drives you, (not necessarily good), caution needed to succeed.  Negative:  Impatience leads to disaster.

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OTHALAZ
 
Alphabet: O
 
Tree: Hawthorn
 
Deities: Odhinn, Thor
 
Meaning:   Inborn qualities, tangible posessions.  If near negative, illusions, jealousy, greed, wasted efforts.

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PERDHRO
 
Alphabet: P
 
Tree:  Beech
 
Deities: Norns
 
Meaning:  Chance, unexpected material gain, surprise.  If near negative, a secret that can hurt you. 

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RAIDHO
 
Alphabet: R
 
Tree:  Oak
 
Deity:  Forseti
 
Meaning:  Journey, getting to the truth, seeing past illusions.  If near negative, travel problems, inconvenience, blocks.

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SOWILO
 
Alphabet: S
 
Tree:  Juniper
 
Deity: Balder
 
Meaning:  Change, guidance, time of renewal, drastic changes, complete turnaround, advancement of plans, change of residence.  Negative:  Failure which leads to new opportunities.

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TIWAZ
 
Alphabet: T
 
Tree:  Oak
 
Deities:  Tyr, Mani
 
Meaning:  Unbiased wisdom, justice, law and order, justified victory and success.  Negative:  Intrigue, deception, others working against you.

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THURISAZ
 
Alphabet: TH
 
Tree: Oak
 
Deity: Thorr
 
Meaning:  Journey over water, good news from a distance, inner strength to break resistance or pass a time of waiting.  Negative:  Delayed or unpleasant journey.

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URUZ
 
Alphabet: U
 
Tree:  Birch
 
Deity: Vanir
 
Meaning:  Advancement, good fortune, happiness, basic powers of manifestation.  If near negative, bad luck, minor illnesses.

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WUNJO
 
Alphabet: W
 
Tree:  Ash
 
Deities:  Freyr, Elves
 
Meaning:  Security, comfort, happiness, good social life.  Negative:  Needless self sacrifice.

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