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Meaning of the rune Elhaz or Eolh

 
 

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Meaning of the Rune Elhaz or Eolh

  • Divinity : Heimdall
  • Letter : Z as zone
  • Symbol : Wapiti's antlers
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : Oak, Yew, wild service tree ( Sorbus torminalis )
  • Plant : the sedge ( Carex elongata )
  • Stone : Aquamarine, Chrysocolla
  • Color : Gold and blue as the sky
  • Animal : Wapiti (Cervus canadensis), swan and goose (all guardians and messengers from other worlds)

Fifteenth rune of the Elder Futhark, Elhaz is a powerful protective rune. Its shape symbolizes the strong resistance of the wapiti who terrorizes the enemy with its antlers. Because of its antlers nobody dares to attack the wapiti, so this one wins without needing to fight. Elhaz also symbolizes the sedge (Carex rostrata), a reed variety with sharp leaves which discourages the predators.


Knowing how to repel the evil, Elhaz represents the best defense which can exist. It is the reference rune of the personal protection. Visualize oneself surrounded with this rune confers a powerful shield against any sorts of attacks, physical and/or psychics. The rune Elhaz allows to protect its properties, buildings and vehicles. The power of support and defense of Ehlaz confers a great protection against all the forces or influences, known or unknown, which each of us can enter conflict with. Elhaz represents the power of the man, supported by the beyond, in the divine quest.

Elhaz procures to the one who use it, an aura allowing to move forward in life with more vigour. Elhaz is a rune which calls up to the divine and which connects us with this part of ourselves. It guides and provides support. Elhaz is the rune connecting the gods to the human, the force bringing the human consciousness towards Asgard.

Divinatory value : Rune of protection . Prevents against the negative influences. A new career begins. Dangers coming from intruder.

Spiritual value : The researcher should not let himself distract by some persons met on the initiatory path. These people will try either to dissuade him from continuing his quest, or will offer him some leisures or will promise him some other forms of spirituality. This rune indicates that the self-confident candidate will continue his quest and will escape to these misdirections.

Physiological value : Cleans and strengthens loins. Harmonizes the activity of both brain hemispheres.

Wisdom guidance : " Rise towards Asgard and glimpse the world of the Gods, such is the Fate of human kind..."