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tiwaz elder futhark rune meaningTeiwaz Elder Futhark Rune meanings

Teiwaz is the first rune of the 3rd and final aett.  The elder futhark is the oldest of the runic alphabets. It consists of 24 letters divided into 3 aetts. It is 8 runes in each aett. The 3rd aett is called Tyr’s aett.

Teiwaz upright ~ Sacrifice, balance, law and justice, fairness, sound judgement, analysing, legal matters, loyalty, a moral compass, passion, the guidance of the North Star, right action, masculinity.

Teiwaz reversed ~ Stagnation, a loss, neglect of loved ones, strife, war, loss, imbalance, over-analysing, over-sacrificing, injustice, deceit, cruelty.

Teiwaz means the God Tyr. 

Associated deity from the mythology: Tyr

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Teiwaz birthstone dates and times:

This is the birthstone for people born between 27th of February to 14th of March (starting and ending 12.30 pm), and the message of this rune is closely related to your life purpose.

It is the inner rune (your inner self) for people born between 04.30-05.30.

Directions ~ East

The Mythology of Teiwaz

Tyr is the god of Law and Justice. He is portrayed as one-handed after he sacrificed his hand to save the world. The gods tried to shackle the beast Fenris who was strong enough to break every chain. The dwarfs made a magical ribbon called Gleipnir, the only thing strong enough to keep Fenris tied up. Fenris refused to be bound by it unless one of the gods put their hand in his mouth. Tyr who is known for his courage agreed. When Fenris was bound and he realized he could not escape he bit off Tyr’s hand.

Teiwaz rune meaning on a rune cloth

Water ~ Being influenced by others, rather than listening to your own truth.

Fire ~ Joining a good cause to change the world to a better place.  

Earth ~ Speak your mind. 

Air ~ Look ahead. A great adventure is waiting for you.

Astrology: Capricorn.

Tarot card correspondence: Seven of wands

Element: Air

Polarity: Male

Color: Red

Power Animal: Wolf