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RUNES

My vision of the Scandinavian runes
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

Isa is ice. Ice can be beautiful appearance, but also a dangerous situation – it can be treacherously thin, it can make you slip and fall down, and it can block your progress. 

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

Upper and lower worlds meeting in Midgard (earth). Rune of the mysteries of life and death.
Eihwaz can be invoked for communication with the underworld and the dead.

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
Every beginning has within it the seeds of its own end. The Fehu means “wealth” and symbolizes two branches which grow off of a tree, or two horns. 
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
The symbol itself could represent the upper branches of Yggdrasil, a flower opening to receive the sun (SOWILO is the next rune in the futhark after all,) the antlers of the elk, the Valkyrie and her wings, or the invoker stance common to many of the world’s priests and shamans.
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

Berkana is an ancient Norse word for birch tree, and symbolically stands as the Norse rune for growth and rebirth. Berkana requires the qualities of modesty, patience, fairness and generosity.

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
UI Viking | Alex Borisson

Nauthiz (or Naudhiz) represents the need-fire, and in every way related to necessity. It is one of the runes whose positive and negative interpretations are closely intertwined.

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
Othala is related to our ancestors, and things that are passed down from them: inheritance, property, household traditions, family and the connection with our lineage.
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

This “lucky rune” is associated with the Air element, opal gemstone, heartsease herb, and ash, pine and elm trees. It tells about giving and receiving, and reminds that being good doesn’t mean just giving. It also means accepting and taking. 

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

The rune is named after the Norse heroic god Ing, who came to unite the people of Viking Jutland, and then he left them in peace and harmony. Indwaz also represents completion and certainty of conclusion. 

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson

This rune is related to light, warmth, fire, enlightenment and knowledge. It lightens the path, dispelling the dark shadows of ignorance. 

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
Laguz represents the life force from the point of water, in the world where Uruz represents the life energy from the point of land: the word “lake” and “lagoon” have a relationship with this root.
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
Travel as a way of life. Travel, vacation, move, evolution, change of location or environment. See a great perspective. See the right step and make a decision. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life. Movement, work, growth.
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

Sig is the rune of the Sun. It symbolizes vital energy and success. It’s a strong and powerful rune that embodies everything good – from good health, great learning potential and victories over evil to fertility, prosperity and good fortune.

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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

Bravery. Courage. Daring. Dedication. Tactical genius. Protection for sea travelers. Legislative and negotiating ability. Tuesday is named after the god Tiw who is the Norse equivalent of Jupiter or Zeus. Tiw was the god of war and justice, regulation and fair law.

UI Viking | Alex Borisson
UI Viking | Alex Borisson
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UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes
UI Viking | Alex Borisson | Runes

The joys of life, comfort, pleasure. Communication, harmony, well-being. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, common success and recognition, spiritual values. That will give you happiness. Strengthening the qualities of character, achievement. Relationships, friends.