Alternative names: jara, jeran, jeraz, ar, ger, gera
Translation: year, harvest
Sound: “Y” as in “year”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Blessing of the Norn (arising/becoming/passing)
Cause and effect
Eternal cycles/spiritual cycles
Right action leading to reward/gain grounded in effort
Union of opposites (e.g., dusk and dawn)
Wheel of the year/seasons
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.
ᛅ Ár er gumna góðe; get ek at ǫrr var Fróðe
ᛅ Ar Plenty is a boon to men; I say that Frodi was generous
ᛅ Ár er gumna góði ok gott sumar algróinn akr. annus allvaldr
Ár - Plenty Boon to men and good summer and thriving crops
ᛄ Ger byþ gumena hiht, ðonne God læteþ, halig heofones cyning, hrusan syllan beorhte bleda beornum ond ðearfum
Ger Summer is a joy to men, when God, the holy King of Heaven, suffers the earth to bring forth shining fruits for rich and poor alike
last updated: 04 jan 2022
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