Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Freya's 1st Aett

raidho elder futhark rune meaning



Raidho Raidho Raidho 


Ru ra ri re ro

Rudh radh ridh redh rodh

Or er ir ar ur


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


Raidho Old Germanic name: Reda

Raidho Old Norwegian name: Raidu

Raidho Anglo-Saxon name: Rad/Radh

Raidho Old Celtic name: Ruig

Raidho Old Icelandic name: Reið

rune raidho symbol elder futhark

Rune Raidho of Elder Futhark Overall Meaning: while often associated with travel and movement, Rune Raidho is much more than that. The meaning of Raidho lies in the communication area and harmonization of everything that has a dualistic nature. Raidho also symbolizes a time when you are at the end of your journey and things are finally coming together.




As Raidho is all about movement, this Rune can be used to get things going or expedite them. It can help one to achieve their goals faster and with less obstacles and interruptions. Raidho, in a sense, may act as a Wheel of Fortune to turn things around for you. However, remember that this is the Rune of Order and it strictly follows the sense of Justice.

While clearing obstacles, Raidho will also help you find the right people. It really is the Rune of progress, it gives you the energy to get going or continue with something you have already started, even if you feel like you’ve got no strength left.

Raidho can help you if you are stuck in life and cannot find your path. It will guide you to the correct choice, to the right people and situations.

Raidho often shows up at the time when you are on crossroads, struggling to make a decision or pulling back due to the lack of confidence in yourself. In this case, Raidho advises you not to give up and stay on the path.


The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem says:

Riding is a comfort to every warrior

in the hall, and very trying to those who sit upon

a powerful courser over the mile-paths.


Raidho is a reminder that our life is not static; it is a continuous movement, journey and transformation.

You are changing, the world around you is changing. You can’t always rely on the old patterns and ways. You need to learn to adapt to the changes. Many people who failed to learn this lesson in the last few years have lost everything.

Raidho also reminds of the importance of goal setting. It’s important to know where you are going and what your end goal is.