Alternative names: elhaz, eoih, elgr, alhiz
Translation: elk or elk sedge
Sound: “Z” as in “zipper”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Link with fylgja
Swan (as algiz)
Sword (as kenning)
Valkyries (as crow’s foot or raven’s foot symbolism)
Associated Rune Poems
(as translated by Bruce Dickins, 1915; public domain)
A number of interpretations are derived from the various runic poems and those associated with this rune (where available) are included below for further consideration.
There is no Norwegian rune poem for algiz
There is no Icelandic rune poem for algiz
ᛉ Eolh-secg eard hæfþ oftust on fenne wexeð on wature, wundaþ grimme, blode breneð beorna gehwylcne ðe him ænigne onfeng gedeþ
Eolh The Eolh-sedge is mostly to be found in a marsh; it grows in the water and makes a ghastly wound, covering with blood every warrior who touches it
last updated: 21 jan 2022
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