A figure stands alone in the wilderness, arms upraised to the Heavens; overhead a rainbow appears – the Bifrost bridge leading to the heavens. The Algiz/ Elhaz rune is a rune of great blessing, it symbolises protection and defence. As Elhaz it symbolises the elk, or the serated edges of the elk sedge plant; both of these relate to its qualities of defence. As Algiz it refers to the swan or swan maiden, the fierce and beautiful Valkyrie who chooses the best and bravest from amongst the slain to carry to a place of honour at Odin’s table.
Call on Algiz for guidance, protection and connection with your own guardian spirits and guides. Its energies will also connect you in to your highest self, the spirit of the divine within you that will guide you true upon your soul path.
Traditional meaning: Elk sedge, protection, swan, elk
Pronunciation: al-geez/ el-ahz (the first refers to swan, the second to elk)
Gods: Heimdall, valkyries
Colour: Silver, green, rainbow
Elements: Air is the elements most commonly associated with Algiz; perhaps referencing the flight of the Valyrie or the great arc of the rainbow bridge.
Half month: January 28th-February 12th
Plants: Lime, sedge grass, servica tree
Body: Head and brain
Animal: Swan, elk
Aroma: Juniper, peppermint
Object of power: Blowhorn
Algiz is the seventh rune in the Second Aett (second family) of the Elder Futhark. I have developed a series of recorded journeys to help you experience the energies of the runes in an accessible way. There are three downloads available for purchase covering the first, second and third Aetts. Each download comes with a PDF guide explaining what to do and giving the rune correspondences; a track to open sacred space and a track to close it; and eight rune journeys. Take a journey to encounter the rune Algiz for yourself, the guided meditation provides an accessible way for you to encounter the rune. Journeys with the Elder Futhark – The Second Aett costs £9.00, you will be sent the download autmoatically by Bitbuffet following payment by Paypal.