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The following are the first 8 runes which are part of the first Aett.    Click on titles above to go to other Aett pages.

Rune Symbol and Representative Artwork Description
Fehu
The first rune of the Elder Futhark is Fehu “fay-ho”. Its phonetic sound is “F” as in fence. It is also the first rune of the first aett. Literally it means “cattle” which signifies moveable wealth. It is a rune of power and control and is a sign of possessions/wealth earned.
Magically it is used for achieving a goal relating to personal gain.
Uruz
Uruz “ooo-rooze” is the second rune of the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “OO” as in boot. It represents the great wild ox of Europe called the aurochs, symbolized by this twin horn shape. It is a rune of healing, inner strength, and stamina.
Magically it is used to strengthen the will and increase sexual potency.
Thurisaz
Thurisaz “thoor-ee-saws” is the third rune of the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “TH” as in thread. It is shaped like a thorn. Like a thorn it is a protective rune. It directs defensive energy and protection against attack, both physical and mental.
Magically it is used to alter the outcome of events.
Ansuz
Ansuz “awn-sooze” is the fourth rune in the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “AA” as in thaw. It represents Odin, the leader of the Norse gods. It symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, and the power of communication.
Magically it is used to make wise decisions and insure success.
 
Raido
Raido “rye-though” is the fifth rune of the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “R” as in arm.
Literally it means wheel and motion. It is a rune of travel, both geographical and changes in lifestyle. It also relates to rhythm and cyclical movements.
Magically it is used as a journey charm, physically and mentally.
Kaunaz
Kaunaz “kane-awze” is the sixth rune in the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “K” as in key. Literally, it means a fiery brand or torch to give light. It is the rune of knowledge and is related to inspiration and creativity.
Magically it is used for creative inspiration or solution to a problem.

 
Gebo
Gebo “gay-boe” is the seventh rune in the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “G” as in give. It is the rune of giving and connection. It relates to all matters of exchange between two people and harmonizes their energies.
Magically it is used for contracts and partnerships to increase balance.
 
Wunjo
Wunjo “woon-yo” is the eighth and final rune of the first aett. Its phonetic sound is “W” as in warm. Its shape represents a metal wind vane used on Viking ships. It symbolizes joy, pleasure, fulfillment, and fellowship.
Magically it is used for fulfillment and joy in love and career.

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