Ancient Symbols & Signs

germanic runes freya

Freya's Futhark

The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabet being used from the 2nd to the 8th century.
Freya is portrayed as the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She is the fairest of all goddesses. people prayed to her for happiness in love, child birth and for good seasons.

Elder Futhark Freya's Eight

Rune Name Letter Meaning Divinatory Meaning
aa1_fehu fehu F Cattle Cattle were the livelihood of the tribe, that is why this stands for wealth, prosperity and possessions won or earned.
aa2_uruz uruz U Aurochs This rune governs survival, primal strength and speed. It is sometimes referred to as the warrior rune as it took great skill to hunt these large now extinct bison-like animals.
aa3_thurisaz thurisaz Th Thorn or Giant This runes meaning is especially argued some thinking it protection whereas others see it as obstacles. I prefer the latter as it is always good to have something which can indicate whether something is negative in a casting. This is also known as the troll rune.
aa4_ansuz ansuz A God or Mouth This rune governs communication. It is sometimes seen as ‘blessings’ in the form of spiritual communication.
aa5_raido raido R Riding or Cartwheel This rune is the wheel of life with everything moving in cycles. It represents change and action. As the meaning suggests it can also represent travel.
aa6_kaunaz kaunaz K – C Torch The torch is the bringer of light and therefore stands for enlightenment and illumination. This is the fire rune.
aa7_gifu gifu G Gifts This rune governs spiritual gifts and generosity (i.e. the gift of giving). It’s keyword could be thought of as exchanges.
aa8_wunjo wunjo W Perfection or Happiness This is basically the happy rune representing balance and harmony, in tarot it could probably be referred to as the wish card.