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EIHWAZ symbolizes death, whether physical or symbolic

Color
Red Black

Red Black

Vegetal
yew

yew

Mineral
topaz

topaz

Animal
snake

snake

  • Polarity Male
  • elements Fire, Air, Water, Ice, Earth
  • Old Norse -
  • Anglo-Saxon eoh
  • Gothic eihwas
  • Proto gemanic eihwaz

Normal position

EIHWAZ announces a waiting period that will allow the fountain to fill up again. This rune symbolizes the yew tree of death with evergreen foliage. In Nordic traditions, the tree is the privileged place of initiation. More than a physical death, EIHWAZ represents a break, a break to allow the passage to another level of consciousness. It therefore announces a period of great transformation.

Inverted position

This rune is symmetrical and therefore has only one sense of reading.