Runes – Hagalaz
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.
Hagalaz means hail and symbolises that there are forces outside your control. Change comes in many forms and sometimes it’s better to relax and let nature make adjustments. Hagalaz it said to remove the obsolete or the irrelevant. There are four seasons in a year but many feel uncomfortable with winter, this is because in cold countries or in past times winter could be a dangerous place. That said there are many people that are happy to holiday in cold places, especially when skiing is involved. Winter is an inward looking time that is great for meditation, contemplation and planning – it is not a good time for new beginnings or business ventures (keep that for spring). There are stories of eggs and the sun around this rune because people prayed for the return of warmth and new life. Hagalaz represents the great goddess as the wild storm bringer, but also of balance and the cycle of life.
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