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Meaning of the rune Gebo or Gyfu

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

Raidho

Kenaz

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Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Gebo or Gyfu

  • Divinity : Gefn "she who gives"
  • Letter : G
  • Symbol : the gift
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : Elm of mountains (Ulmus glabra) and Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)
  • Plant : Heartsease ( Viola tricolor )
  • Stone : Rhodochrosite, Malachite, jade
  • Color : Dark blue
  • Animal : The bee, the dolphin, the whale

 

Gebo, the seventh rune, pronounces "Ghay-bow ". Its shape of cross symbolizes the sacred mark, the existing connection between the human and the Gods. Gebo is a gift, a sharing, a building ties with the one who gives and the one who receives, and engenders a state of balance and harmony.

Gebo also indicates the presents which the Gods have offered to the humanity, but it also symbolizes that the humans can be able to be generous when they want. Coming after Kenaz, Gebo teaches that we learn to give by being oneself creator, and that the creativity involves the gift. Gebo will become the Rune of Love with the experience of Wunjo...

Divinatory value : A present. A new friendship based on the mutual sharing. Strengthening of an alliance, of a friendship. Reciprocity in the actions or the feelings.

Spiritual value : Rune of the self-sacrifice, Gebo teaches that there is always a price to be paid to progress on the spiritual path which going towards the Consciousness.

Physiological value : The brain, the pineal gland, the vertebral column, the genital organs.

Wisdom guidance : " Learn to know the value of every thing and the value of nothing. Happiness worth nothing if it is not shared..."