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Armanen Runes Rune Meanings /armanen-runes-rune-meanings/

After an eye operation Guido List claimed to have had a vision where he saw the
original set of runes. He claimed that these runes were the runes that all other
rune-rows were based on. Having 18 runes in his set, he identified each of his
runes with one of the 18 spells in the Havamal1 in the Elder Edda. However, there
was no evidence to support his claim.

Sound: f
Stands for: Primal Fire
Casting meaning: Symbolically this rune represents the power of spirit
and change as well as the power of creativity.

Sound: u
Stands for: Resurrection
Casting meaning: Ur is a physicians rune and represents resurrection,
eternity, and continuity.

Sound: th
Stands for: Lightning and Thunder
Casting meaning: The rune represents the thunderbolt, but symbolically
it stands for targeting goals, activity and the phallus.

Sound: o as in cold
Stands for: Mouth
Casting meaning: Os represents the spiritual power that is gained

through speech. It is the breath of the world, its voice. It also signifies the strength
that a person needs to rise up in power.

Sound: r
Stands for: Ritual (or Primal Laws)
Casting meaning: This rune represents the orderliness in the world, the
ritual, primal law and things that are done correctly. It also stands for
cynical events and rescue from an enemy.

Sound: k
Stands for: World Tree
Casting meaning: Lists version of this rune was simply for it to
represent the world tree. However, more modern versions of this rune
say that it stands for power, generation, ability and artfulness.

Sound: h
Stands for: Hail (not positive)
Casting meaning: Due to its shape Hagal is sometimes called the
Mother rune and is said that all other runes derive from its shape. It is a
rune of enclosure but contains a potential for growth.

Sound: n
Stands for: Necessity of fate
Casting meaning: This rune can be taken as the same idea as the
Hindu concept of karma. What is done in this lifetime will determine our
future existence.


Sound: i as in piece
Stands for: Ego
Casting meaning: Just like our ego, this rune is one that is used to
control ourselves. It represents the personal power of control, obedience
and our compelling will.

Sound: a as in aah
Stands for: Leadership
Casting meaning: Modern meanings of this rune are of beauty, fame,
intelligence and virtue. Lists version of this rune has it representing
sunlight that washes away darkness as well as having it denote nobility and

Sound: s
Stands for: Sun Power
Casting meaning: Like Ar this rune represents the power of the sun.
The difference is that Sig is the power of the sun whereas Ar is the
power that the light of the sun contains. It is also a rune of success and victory.

Sound: t
Stands for: Rebirth of the Sun God
Casting meaning: Tyr is a rune that has the power to make situations
turn completely around. A rune of wisdom, spiritual understanding, and
the power of generation.


Sound: b
Stands for: Birth
Casting meaning: This rune represents birth, but in a sense of the birth of the
future life that is preordained for us. Modern versions of this rune say it stands for
the power of becoming as well as the power of creativity found in song.


Sound: l
Stands for: rlog (Primal Law)
Casting meaning: List said this rune stood for the concepts of defeat and the
laws of nature. Today modern versions have this rune denoting life, water and
primal law.


Sound: m
Stands for: Man (as in human, not gender)
Casting meaning: The second mother rune of this set, Man was used in Armanen
tradition to represent birth. Modern versions say it stands for health, increase,
maleness and man (gender this time).


Sound: y as in tiny
Stands for: Bow (or Rainbow)

Casting meaning: Modern interpreters see this as a female rune, the night, death
and instinct. List said it denoted anger, falsehood, error and the oppositions found
in man (as in human not gender).


Sound: e as in every
Stands for: Duality (or possibly even Horse)
Casting meaning: The rune Eh is said to symbolize duality where a pair is bound
by primal law, love, trust and marriage.


Sound: g
Stands for: Gift of life
Casting meaning: This rune represents the giver of life and both the giver and the
gift of life itself. It is also the cosmic consciousness and the divine principle.

Footnotes / Notes:
1 - Hvaml is shown as Havamal to make searching easier.