*AlgiR

AlgiR i strid,
skydda mig.
Liv kostar ofta liv.
Omringa mig,
med skyddande makter.
Avvärj nu alla faror.

AlgiR, the elk-sedge, the sword in the fen. It defends itself at the expense of its attacker’s blood, as the sword upon the field of battle. AlgiR is protection of the self through force exerted outward. It is the spokes upon the, Ægishjálmur, the Helm of Awe. Its forks extend outward from the center, the self surrounded. In all directions it points its protective force, to injure all who seek to harm its source.

The AlgiR rune in one’s friend in battle, be it physical or non. Invoked upon the self, it unleashes the mind’s and the spirit’s wills to survive through what means are necessary.

“Elk-sedge is often found in a fen;
grows in water, makes grim wounds,
blood-stains everyone who tries to wrestle it.”
Anglo-Saxon rune poem

AlgiR is the yew, shaped into the bow, and used for the defense of the self, and the hunt for survival. The arrow hurler kills, so that its user may live on. When AnsuR’s speech has been used to its limit, and there is no swaying the Jotun-wrath of Thurs, AlgiR is the last defense, that of bloodshed.

“Bow is double-bent,
battle-help,
arrow hurler”
-Icelandic rune poem

AlgiR i strid,
skydda mig.
Liv kostar ofta liv.
Omringa mig,
med skyddande makter.
Avvärj alla faror.

 

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Number: 15

Phonetic Value: Z/R (Terminal R having a half-pronounced sound)

Literal Meaning: Elk

Associations: Wounds, weapons, battle, protection

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