1st Rune of the 1st Atett
Modern Letter – F
Also known as –
Germanic name: Fe (Fehu)
Norse name: Fé
Anglo-Saxon name: Feo, Feoh
Icelandic name: Fé
Norwegian name: Fe
|Icelandic Rune Poem||Translation|
|Fé er frænda rógok flæðar viti|
ok grafseiðs gata
source of discord among kinsmen
and fire of the sea
and path of the serpent
|Norwegin Rune Poem||Translation|
|Fé vældr frænda róge;|
føðesk ulfr í skóge
|Wealth is a source of discord among kinsmen;|
the wolf lives in the forest.
|Anglo Saxon Rune Poem||Translation|
|Feoh byþ frofur fira gehwylcum;sceal ðeah manna gehwylc miclun hyt dælan|
gif he wile for drihtne domes hleotan
|Wealth is a comfort to all men;yet must every man bestow it freely,|
if he wish to gain honour in the sight of the Lord
Keywords: Wealth, Abundance, Success, Security, Fertility.
Colour: Light Red
Gemstone: Moss Agate
Myths and Deities: Freya – goddess of fecundity and love; Brisingamen.
The core meaning of Fehu has always been associated with abundance and its creation thiugh its nature has changed over time. Originally Fehu was associated with cattle, money on the hoof. In of themselves cattle represent a posession but they also represent a source of income, not just in the form of milk and milk. Bone, hoof, horn, skin… all can be a source of income for those with an eye to expand and improve their finances and this is the message that underpins Fehu.
Fehu is a rune of abundance but it is an abundance through effort and determination, there is no room for laziness or reckless behavious, such as greed. Fehu indicates that positive beginnings lay ahead, the energy and potential are there so long as they are managed correctly.
Fehu portents that it is possible to obtain a favourable outcome in a project, task or any new beginning but it also indicates that it is possible to preserve and even improve those situations already in place. It also suggests what a person may want to do with their wealth and their material possessions.
If reversed Fehu can be interpreted as a warning again indulging in whims and unnecessary expenses as such things put at risk your financial future. It may also mean that you are feeling frustrated in areas of your life, despite the outside appearance of success. Step back and search out the cause of this sense of disappointment, considering all aspects of the objective in relation to other areas of their lives such as home and family.
Magically Fehu can be used in the process of making a purchase or in obtaining a favourable outcome in financial matters such as a job or bank interview. It is also suitable to incorporate into creative projects or other scenarios where native talents are on display due to the runes connection with creation and success.
Fehu, fehu, fehuFehu Galdr
F f f f f f f f f f
Fu fa fi fe fo
Of ef if af uf
F f f f f f f f f f
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