Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - KENAZ

Kennaz Rune Meaning: Torch or Opening
Alternative Names:
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Kauno
Old Norse: Kaunaz, Kaun
Old English: Ken, Cen
Other Names/Spellings: Kano, Kauna, Kaunan, Kaunaz, Kenaz

Kenaz equates to the letter K and C in our common alphabet.

As a torch lights a pathway, so does Kenaz shed light on hidden meanings, it is that sudden insight that comes to mind. Kenaz relates to the element of fire, the fire of creation, the fire of inspiration, the spark of enthusiasm that gets a project going. The energy of Kenaz is pursuit of truth, the search for knowledge, like a child that looks into the world with eyes wide open. Kenaz allows one to think freely as the rational mind has not patterned a believe system yet that can withhold innovation to surface. Kenaz comes through you and not from you. You may give it your thoughts, but know that its energy will than become your perspective. Kenaz is the bow from which your thoughts are sent forth. The archer which is the eye of the beholder, can learn to see the make upon the infinite which then allows the perceiver to walk in trust towards the unknown.

From the historical rune poems about Kenaz we get:
The Anglo Saxon rune poem translated tells us:  "The torch is known to every living man by its pale, bright flame; it always burns where princes sit within."

When we look at the Old Norse, we get: "Ulcer is fatal to children; death makes a corpse pale."

Kenaz is the rune of sudden insight revealed by self explorement and discoveries by traveling. Keeper of light within darkness.

Keywords: heat, light, enlightenment, self reflection, guide, clear mind, inner knowing, exploring, enthusiasm, safety while searching the unknown, study.

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Kenaz.
Blessings ~Sigha Manning