Runes – Eihwaz
The Runes are magical in nature, but also a practical written language. It is thought that the alphabetical order of these symbols derives from the Etruscans in Northern Italy – in the border region of Switzerland and Austria. The Germanic Tribes in the Alps merged their symbols with the Etruscan form of writing to create a working system for their people. The runes were used for good luck, love, blessings, a good harvest, victory in battle (engraved in sword blades), and divination.
Eihwaz is the Yew tree that has long associations with immortality, and the cycle of death and rebirth. The yew tree is said to have had many lives because parts of the tree decay while new branches regenerate. The great goddess is associated with this tree because she governs the cycles of life. It was customary to have an ancient tree on your land and bring brightly decorated branches into your dwelling at the winter solstice to signify the coming of spring – this pagan custom survives in the Christmas Tree. The yew or Eihwaz is referred to a keeper of ancient wisdom. We can learn endurance, flexibility, spiritual strength and clarity from this rune. Eihwaz represents a letting go – so room can be made for new, bright and inspiring things!
Hand crafted porcelain – made in Australia
Cord Length: 66cm or tie to desired length.
Pendent dimensions: 3.3cm x 3.7cm
Ancient Realms designed by – Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E