Pronunciation: DAH-gahz

Alternative names: dags, daaz, dag, daeg, dogr

Translation: Daybreak

Sound: “D” as in “day”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Awareness

Balance

Breakthrough/turning a corner

Day/dawn/daylight

“Entre chien et loup” (between dog and wolf)

Hope/happiness

Liminality

Meditation

Midwinter

Nonduality

Outside time and place/between worlds

Paradox

Progress, slow and measured

Renewal

Shamanic “heat”/illumination

Spiritual enlightenment

Transformation/turning point

Twilight

Walking both otherworld & material world


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.

Norwegian:
There is no associated Norwegian rune poem
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Icelandic:
There is no associated Icelandic rune poem
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Anglo-Saxon:
ᛞ Dæg byþ drihtnes sond, deore mannum,
   mære metodes leoht, myrgþ and tohiht
   eadgum and earmum, eallum brice
Dæg
Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,
and of service to all

last updated: 26 jan 2022


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