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Meaning of the rune Mannaz or Mann

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

Raidho

Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

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Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Mannaz or Mann

  • Divinity : Heimdall, Frigg, Odin
  • Letter : M as in man
  • Symbol : Man
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : The Maple (Acer campestre), the Alder (Alnus glutinosa) and the Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
  • Plant : Dyer's madder (Rubia tinctorum)
  • Stone : Turquoise, Amethyst, Chrysocolla
  • Color : Turquoise blue
  • Animal : Fox

Mannaz, the twentieth rune of the Elder Futhark, pronounces "Mah-nawz". Mannaz represents the fundamental human qualities of all the men and the women: it is the common experience. The archetype of the humans, considered as the reflection of every thing in the existence, is represented by its shape which still evokes by its geometry the idea of the mutual support. Its legs, connected by Gebo's cross, evoke a stiff shape identical to the stability acquired thanks to the solidarity. The most positive human qualities are associated with Mannaz, this rune symbolizes the hope in a bigger accomplishment of Humanity and about its best qualities such as the kindness and the generosity.

Mannaz also represents the social order necessary to every person to realize his or her human potential.
This rune is in connection with the language, the primary faculty of the humans. Mannaz allows to take the advantage in the debates and to shine in exams.

According to a Scandinavian legend, Askr, the first man, arose from an ash tree and Embla, the first woman, came from the transformation of an elm.

Mannaz is the rune of the accomplished Man. This rune tells us "Be yourself ! ". You haven't to be like the others want you to be.

Divinatory value : Balance and harmony. Overtaking of the obstacles and the hostilities. The family relations. Extension of the future prospects. Isolate oneself of his(her) family in order to think.

Spiritual value : It is necessary to cut the umbilical cord with your family to be able to continue your spiritual path, But this does not mean that you must "to break off all ties" with your family. New relations have to be made up, if it is not possible, the borrowed path will be a solitary way, but remember that you only have one family.

Physiological value : Influence on loins, bladder, hearing, head, nerves and blood.

Wisdom guidance : " Take time to watch people around you! There is a Fully Realized Humanity, which it is possible to glimpse in a state of harmony if we take time to observe silently..."