Pronunciation: so-WEE-loh

Alternative names: sowulu, sol, sunna

Translation: sun

Sound: “S” as in “sun”


Associated Concepts and Interpretations

Attack

Enlightenment

Good counsel

Hope

“Icebreaker”

Illumination

Life force

Power

Prosperity

Self-confidence

The Source

Spiritual energy/guidance

Success

Victory


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:
ᛋ Sól er landa ljóme;
lúti ek helgum dóme.
ᛋ Sol
Sun is the light of the world;
I bow to the divine decree
Icelandic:
ᛋ Sól er skýja skjöldr
   ok skínandi röðull
   ok ísa aldrtregi.
   rota siklingr
Sól - Sun
   Shield of the clouds
   and shining ray
   and destroyer of ice
Anglo-Saxon:
ᛋ Sigel semannum symble biþ on hihte,
   ðonne hi hine feriaþ ofer fisces beþ,
   oþ hi brimhengest bringeþ to lande
Sigel
The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes' bath,
until the courser of the deep bears them to land

last updated: 21 jan 2022


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