Viking Elder Futhark Sowilo Rune Pendant Necklace
This Elder Futhark Sowilo rune pendant was handmade with great attention to detail. Created with environment-friendly zinc alloy and plated by antique silver. The pendant comes with a leather necklace. You can find Mammen style decorations on the surface, and Geri and Freki, Odin’s Wolves – on the corners of the pendant. More about Sowilo rune you can find in the description below.
|SYMBOL||Elder Futhark Sowilo Rune|
|MATERIAL||Antique Silver Plated, Zinc Alloy, Leather|
|LENGTH||17 ¾” (45 cm)|
|PENDANT SIZE||⅝” x 2 ⅛” (15×55 mm)|
Sowilo rune PROPERTIES:
- Strengthening of the psychic centers, hvel.
- Increase in spiritual will.
- Guidance through the pathways, “enlightenment.”
- Victory and success through individual will.
The S-rune is the archetypal sun and the light of that sun symbolically expressed as the solar wheel. The concept of the turning wheel (ON hvel) is central to the understanding of the rune. This is represented as the wheels of the solar wagon, : ᚱ : as well as the disk which is borne by that cosmic vehicular force. This symbol complex is the center of the ancient hyperborean sun cult, which was at its peak in the Bronze Age. The sun was known by two special names in the North. These are reflected in Old Norse sól and the cult word sunna (both feminine) . In the ” Alvíssmal” (stanza 16) of the Elder Edda we read:
It is called Sól among men
and Sunna among the Gods.
Sól represents the phenomenon, while sunna is the noumenon, the spiritual power residing in the concept. The mystery of the sun is essentially a feminine one – the sun and solar power were considered feminine attributes by the ancient Germanic peoples.
Sowilo is the magical will that is active throughout the multiverse. Within the individual, this will is expressed through the “spiritual wheels,” the hvel. This word is an exact cognate to the Sanskrit ćakra. In this aspect, it is a counterforce to the power of cosmic ice. The S-rune often has been connected to the power of the lightning bolt, and thus to the concepts embodied in thurisaz.
Sowilo is the eminent spiritual force that guides the vitki through the paths of Yggdrasill. It is an aspect of the goal, and also the active, willed path toward that goal. The S-rune may serve as a dynamic connection between heaven and earth (Ásgardhr and Midhgardhr). Sowilo is the rune of the Germanic code of honor, a powerful path to ecstatic experience.
In later times this rune became known as the “victory rune.” Indeed, it is a potent, willed force. This can bring great success and victory to an individual when properly applied. But the true sigrun (victory rune) of the ancients was the T -rune.
Elder Futhark Rune
Antique Silver Plated, Leather, Zinc Alloy
17 ¾” (45 cm)
⅝” x 2 ⅛” (15×55 mm)
Elder Futhark Rune
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabet, with a Germanic character, used from the 2nd to the 8th century. About 350 inscriptions of this type of alphabet have survived, mainly from the Jutland Peninsula and Skåne. As a result of phonetic processes in Germanic languages, it was replaced in Scandinavia by the reduced so-called Younger Fuþark, and in Anglo-Saxon areas by the 28-character, and later 31-character Fuþork.
According to Norse beliefs, runes were given to people by the god Odin. Runes were also taught by Heimdall.
It is believed that runes are symbols working on the principle of “radiation of shapes”. Each symbol evokes subtle energies from the spiritual world and the cosmos. In addition, runes influence the subconscious by activating mental forces that are hidden under the threshold of consciousness. Nowadays, runes are used by some people to shape their personality (i.e. to strengthen certain features of the adept and eliminate others such as fear, anxiety, etc.).
|Fehu||f||the mobile property, power.||More about this rune|
|Uruz||u, v||aurochs – the primal forming force; Audhumla in the Edda, or drizzle – the primal fertilizing essence.||More about this rune|
|Thurisaz||th||Ása-Thórr, the enemy of unfriendly forces.||More about this rune|
|Ansuz||a||Ódhinn of the Æsir.||More about this rune|
|Raidho||r||The solar wagon, and the chariot of Thórr.||More about this rune|
|Kenaz||k||The controlled fire, cremation. The Gothic and Old Norse names are secondary – internal fire, inflammation, etc.||More about this rune|
|Gebo||g||That which is exchanged between gods and men.||More about this rune|
|Wunjo||w||Relationship of beings descended from the same source.||More about this rune|
|Hagalaz||h||Icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.||More about this rune|
|Naudhiz||n||Need-fire and deliverance from distress.||More about this rune|
|Isa||i||Primal matter/antimatter.||More about this rune|
|Jera||j||Life cycle, the cycle of the sun.||More about this rune|
|Eihwaz||æ / e-i||yew as the tree of life and death – the world-tree, Yggdrasill.||More about this rune|
|Perthro||p||Divination as an indicator of ørlög, the “primal laws.”||More about this rune|
|Elhaz||z||Protective force, valkyrjur.||More about this rune|
|Sowilo||s||The holy solar wheel.||More about this rune|
|Tiwaz||t||The sky god.||More about this rune|
|Berkano||b||The numen of the birch as the earth mother.||More about this rune|
|Ehwaz||e||The twin gods or heroes in equine aspect.||More about this rune|
|Mannaz||m||The divine ancestor and sky father.||More about this rune|
|Laguz||l||Life energy and organic growth.||More about this rune|
|Ingwaz||ŋ / ng||The earth god.||More about this rune|
|Dagaz||d||The light of day.||More about this rune|
|Othala||o||Immobile hereditary property.||More about this rune|