Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Heimdall's 2nd Aett

ansuz elder futhark rune meaning



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(Galdr source: “A Handbook of Rune Magic” by Edred Thorsson)


​Ansuz Old Germanic name: Ansus

​Ansuz Old Norwegian name: Ansus

​Ansuz Anglo-Saxon name: Oss, Áss

​Ansuz Old Icelandic name: Yss, Áss

​Ansuz Old Celtic name: An

ansuz elder futhark rune meaning

Ansuz is the fourth Rune of Elder Futhark. The Rune means Ancestral God, God of Æsir or "mouth". The Rune helps to obtain strength, inspiration and creativity. It is connected to the following characteristics: independence, intellect and the energy of life that keeps us going. Ansuz favours those who seek spiritual and personal growth and helps one to find their true life's pursuit.

rune ansuz elder futhark meaning



Ansuz is one of the three Runes used in the meditation ALU chant that is similar to the sound of OM in its energy.

This Rune is a symbol of Cosmic Order and stability. Its transformational qualities are similar to those of the Tarot Death Card. Unlike Thurisaz (the Rune of Destruction), Ansuz is the breath of new life that gives you an opportunity to rise and create.

The Rune is great for those who need inspiration in their creative projects, as well as those studying or performing any kinds of intellectual activities. It is the Rune of any kind of expression through word, such as songs, poetry and writing. Keep this Rune nearby when writing exams, working on or doing a speech as it helps with eloquence and charisma.

It is a good Rune to use if you are going through a transformational stage in your life as it will really lift you up and give you the energy and strength to push forward.

It is a beautiful Rune that can really guide you to understand yourself on a deeper level and feel kindness and compassion towards others.

Reversed Ansuz: indicates a situation where lies, deceit and treachery are key players. It is also a message that you are resisting to follow your heart and listen to your intuition. The path you are on right one is not right for you and you don’t have to wait for the world to start falling apart to change the situation. The time is NOW.


Rune Advice: take a look at where you are right now in life. Maybe you have been waiting for an opportune moment for so long, you don’t realize the time has come and you are ready for new adventures.