Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - EIHWAZ

Rune Meaning Eihwaz - "Yew"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Ihwaz
Old Norse : Eihwaz
Old English: Eeoh
Other Names/Spellings: Eoh, Erwaz, Ihwar, Ihwas, Iwar, Iwaz, Yr

Eihwaz equates to the letters I and æ in our common alphabet.

Eihwaz is often associated with “Yggdrasil”, the Norse World Tree. This rune together with Jera holds the center of the elder futhark rune cycle. It is the spine of the universe. Eihwaz is the gateway into other realms of reality going up and down the tree of life, Yggdrasil. All rites of passage, for example those marking the transition into adulthood, contain symbolism of ‘death’ in which one’s former Self dies and makes way for the new to set in.  The energy of Eihwaz can potentially be applied to any area of life, especially the inner world of Man, from the subconscious all the way to the higher self. Move forward through fear and doubt, if you remain true to yourself and keep to your own path, you will soon find yourself within a new daylight.

From the historical rune poems about Eihwaz we get:
The Anglo Saxon rune poem translated tells us: "Yew is a tree with rough bark, hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots, a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate."     

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Eihwaz is the rune of continuity between all opposing forces. Keywords: "endurance, initiation, encoding, life & death, near death experience, enlightenment, the tree of life, essence of being, continuity, in motion, blueprint, soul family"

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Eihwaz.