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Meaning of the rune Naudhiz or Nyd

 
 

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Meaning of the Rune Naudhiz or Nyd

  • Divinity : Skuld
  • Letter : N as in now (Pronounces "Now-dthiz")
  • Symbol : Two sticks rubbing themselves to start some fire
  • Element : Fire
  • Tree : European Beech ( Fagus sylvatica ) and Rowan ( Sorbus aucuparia )
  • Plant : Bistort ( Polygonium bistorta )
  • Stone : Onyx, Obsidian
  • Color : The red and the black
  • Animal : Dog

Naudhiz or Nyd represents both wooden sticks that we rub the one against the other one to start the fire. Literally Naudhiz means "need" what implies the principle of necessity. If in a general way this rune symbolizes the constraints, the hindrances and the necessity, Naudhiz is also the rune of changing because it carries within it all that can relieve of the need, as for example the need of start a fire.

Naudhiz is the rune of the ordeal, it represents the necessary sacrifice we have to accept to obtain the overcoming of the present difficulties. It invites us to accept our fate ( wyrd ) to make it constructive: the choice between to allow the situation to deteriorate or to do the necessary cleanse in order to have the choice to build again.

In runic magic Naudhiz is used as protection against the magic attacks, the binding spells, the neutralization of the aggressors. It is also employed to slow down, to delay, to hinder or to hamper somebody or something. However to use the static fire of Naudhiz is dangerous and it is necessary to act with many precautions in case of use. Moreover it gave its name to the curse wand : Nidhstöng.

Divinatory value : Sacrifice. It is recommended to be careful for the success of the projects. To act with audacity is absolutely disadvised. Sensation of powerlessness in front of events.

Spiritual value : The shackles of the materialism were rejected, the researcher recognizes a spiritual dimension to the material world. While we release ourselves from constraints of the desire, Naudhiz shows us an insight of the magic world which coexists within the physical world.

Physiological value : Nervous system, psyche, immune system, skin disease, the heart, the shoulders. The joints and their chronic diseases.

Wisdom guidance : " Concentrate on the essentials! Don't let us be fooled by the superfluous."