gebo ᚷ

Pronunciation: GHEB-o or GAY-bo

Alternative names: gyfu, gifu, gytu

Translation: gift

Sound: “G” as in “gift”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Exchange

Friendship

Generosity

Gift

Harmony

Honor

Hospitality

Mystical Marriage

Odin-associated

Reciprocity

Relationships, sometimes romantic

Sacrifice

Success

Synergy

Talent/skill

Transaction


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 for gebo.
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Icelandic:
There is no Icelandic rune poem for gebo.
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Anglo-Saxon:
ᚷ Gyfu gumena byþ gleng and herenys,
   wraþu and wyrþscype and wræcna gehwam
   ar and ætwist, ðe byþ oþra leas
Gyfu
Generosity brings credit and honour, which support one's dignity;
it furnishes help and subsistence
to all broken men who are devoid of aught else

last updated: 27 dec 2021


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