Learn the Viking Runes: Dagaz

Learn the Viking Runes: Dagaz

When you look at the paired triangles that form Dagaz, you might see the shape of a butterfly. That’s very fitting for this Viking Rune, which symbolizes daylight, certainty, and hope. Dagaz is strongly associated with inspiration, illumination, and the opening of the mind.  What Does Dagaz Mean? When you’re casting runes and Dagaz appears,…

Learn the Viking Runes: Hagalaz

Hagalaz is the Viking rune for hail – the icy pellets that plummet from the heavens without any notice, crushing crops, breaking objects, injuring people. Nature’s wild forces can bring destruction and upheaval. That’s the lesson of  Hagalaz: we are all vulnerable to things outside of our control. Understanding Hagalaz: Readings from the Rune Poems…

Learn the Viking Runes: Gebo

Generosity and hospitality were very important to the Vikings, who understood that giving and receiving were equally important components in a relationship. Gebo is the Viking rune of gift giving, whether that means material goods or of your talents and service.  Gebo’s form is balanced, stressing the importance of being generous and receiving generosity. To…

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