Pronunciation: EH-wahz

Alternative names: ehwass, eih, eoh, eh

Translation: horse

Sound: “E” as in “element” (“eh”)


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Boundaries

Changes

Faith/trust

Harmony

Horse

Link between emotional attitudes and external world

Loyalty/mutual respect

Movement/mobility

Relationship with fylgja/rune of the fylgja

Spiritual journey/inner journey/protective rune

Steady progress

Symbiosis

Teamwork

Travel/astral travel/etheric body

Union of dualities (e.g., man/woman, man/horse)


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 Norwegian rune poem
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Icelandic:
There is no Icelandic rune poem
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Anglo-Saxon:
ᛖ Eh byþ for eorlum æþelinga wyn,
   hors hofum wlanc, ðær him hæleþ ymb[e]
   welege on wicgum wrixlaþ spræce
   and biþ unstyllum æfre frofure
Eh
The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors.
A steed in the pride of its hoofs,
when rich men on horseback bandy words about it;
and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless

last updated: 22 jan 2022


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