Alternative names: madr, madir, mann
Translation: man, mankind, human
Sound: “M” as in “man”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Mani (the Moon)
The Self/one’s inner being
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.
ᛘ Maðr er moldar auki; mikil er græip á hauki
ᛘ Madhr Man is an augmentation of the dust; great is the claw of the hawk
ᛘ Maðr er manns gaman ok moldar auki ok skipa skreytir. homo mildingr
Madr - Man Delight of man and augmentation of the earth and adorner of ships
ᛗ Man byþ on myrgþe his magan leof: sceal þeah anra gehwylc oðrum swican, forðum drihten wyle dome sine þæt earme flæsc eorþan betæcan
Mann The joyous man is dear to his kinsmen; yet every man is doomed to fail his fellow, since the Lord by his decree will commit the vile carrion to the earth
last updated: 22 jan 2022
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