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Meaning of the rune Othila or Othala or Odal

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

Raidho

Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

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Meaning of the Rune Othala or Odal

  • Divinity : Odin
  • Letter : O (Pronounces "Oh-thee-law")
  • Symbol : Inheritance
  • Element : Earth
  • Tree : Hawthorn, Apple tree
  • Plant : white clover (Trifolium repens)
  • Stone : Spinel
  • Color : Gold
  • Animal : Wolf (Social animal)

Othala is the next to last rune of Futhark. Sometimes it is the last one.Othala is the rune which symbolizes the inheritance of our ancestors, the spiritual heritage which they bequeathed us. Arrived almost at the end of the initiatory path of the Futhark, the researcher has to integrate his inheritance into what he learnt during of his progress. Othala symbolizes all those who preceded and who went through the Path before him.

Othala allows to maintain things in their state and also strengthens the ties existing between the members of a group and/or a family.

Othala has a closed side as Ingwaz, it indicates that the heritage which we inherit is protected. Its opened side indicates us that this heritage can be passed on and that it is not totally isolated.

Divinatory value : The family properties. Material and moral inheritance. Property. News from afar. Difficulty for an inheritance.

Spiritual value : We are all heirs on the condition of making the necessary effort to find the road of those who preceded us.

Physiological value : Acts on the troubles of breast, the neck, the back, the brain, the pineal gland.

Wisdom guidance : " Find what unites you with the Whole ! "