Alternative names: hagall, hagal, haegl
Translation: hail, hailstone
Sound: “H” as in “hail”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Collision of fire and ice
Dismantling the old
Focus and control of energy
Hel/Hela/Hella (underworld goddess)
Not clinging to outcomes
Primal crystal/seed pattern for shaping
“This, too, shall pass”
Urðr (Norn representing “that which is” or “the past”)
Uncontrollable elements and events
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.
ᚼ Hagall er kaldastr korna; Kristr skóp hæimenn forna
ᚼ Hagall Hail is the coldest of grain; Christ created the world of old
ᚼ Hagall er kaldakorn ok krapadrífa ok snáka sótt. grando hildingr
Hagall - Hail Cold grain and shower of sleet and sickness of serpents
ᚻ Hægl byþ hwitust corna; hwyrft hit of heofones lyfte, wealcaþ hit windes scura; weorþeþ hit to wætere syððan
Haegl Hail is the whitest of grain; it is whirled from the vault of heaven and is tossed about by gusts of wind and then it melts into water
last updated: 01 jan 2022
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