laguz ᛚ

Pronunciation: LAH-gooz

Alternative names: lagus, lago, logr, lagaz, lagu

Translation: lake

Sound: “L” as in “lake”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Adaptability

Emotional energy

Feminine

Flow

Growth

Intuition

Journey

Lake/water/sea/ocean

Leek

Metaphysical insight

Primal potential

Psychic

Realm of the spiritual and imagination

Transition between life and death

The unconscious

Vitality

Woman


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:
ᛚ Lǫgr er, fællr ór fjalle
foss; en gull ero nosser
ᛚ Logr
A waterfall is a River which falls from a mountain-side;
but ornaments are of gold
Icelandic:
ᛚ Lögr er vellanda vatn
   ok viðr ketill
   ok glömmungr grund.
   lacus lofðungr
Lögr - Water
   Eddying stream
   and broad geyser
   and land of the fish
Anglo-Saxon:
ᛚ Lagu byþ leodum langsum geþuht,
   gif hi sculun neþan on nacan tealtum
   and hi sæyþa swyþe bregaþ
   and se brimhengest bridles ne gym[eð]
Lagu
The ocean seems interminable to men,
if they venture on the rolling bark
and the waves of the sea terrify them
and the courser of the deep heed not its bridle

last updated: 26 jan 2022


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