raido ᚱ

Pronunciation: RYE-do

Alternative names: reid, rad, radho, raidho, reidh, reið, raiðo

Translation: ride

Sound: “R” as in “riding”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Advice/counsel

Air

Cognition

Coordinative movement

Cyclic action

Divine order

Initiative

Inner journey/journey

Justice

Logic

Order to chaos

The Path/The Way

Perspective

Rhythm/motion/movement

Riding

Reunion

Right timing

Sun wheel

Trance states/vision quests/shamanic journeying

Wagon


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:
ᚱ Ræið kveða rossom væsta;
Reginn sló sværðet bæzta
ᚱ Reidh
Riding is said to be the worst thing for horses;
Reginn forged the finest sword
Icelandic:
ᚱ Reið er sitjandi sæla
   ok snúðig ferð
   ok jórs erfiði.
Reid - Riding
   Joy of the horsemen
   and speedy journey
   and toil of the steed
Anglo-Saxon:
ᚱ Rad byþ on recyde rinca gehwylcum
   sefte ond swiþhwæt, ðamðe sitteþ on ufan
   meare mægenheardum ofer milpaþas
Rad
Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors
and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roads
on the back of a stout horse

last updated: 24 dec 2021


A list of references is available.

Audio associated with this rune is a creation of the author’s and is released to the public domain. Back-linking and attribution are appreciated, but not required, for use.

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