Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - MANNAZ

Mannaz Rune Meaning: "Mankind "
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Mannaz
Old Norse: Madr
Old English: Man
Other Names/Spellings: Madhr, Madthr, Mannar, Mann, Manna

Mannaz equates to the letter M in our common alphabet.

This rune represents the human as a whole, incorporating intelligence, memory, rationality, common sense, traditions and cultures. It represents our  ‘humanity’. The realm of the human race in Northern Lore is Midgard. Mannaz represents all of humanity who are present on the Earthly plane. To be a spiritual being, you must balance body, mind and spirit. This rune can teach us to embrace everything, good and bad alike, with total acceptance, knowing that each new experience will teach more of life itself.  The energy of mannaz balances out the divine within the material world, thus making it possible for human understanding to express parts of the divine here on earth.

From the historical rune poems about Mannaz we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Man is dear to his kinsmen; yet every man is doomed to fail his fellow, since the Lord by his decree will commit the vile carrion to the earth."

This is the rune of bringing the divine to earth through Self expression. Balancing the body, mind and spirit to receive what truly is yours.

Keywords: intelligence, mankind, humanity, The self, inner being, soul, social order, astral projection, receive blessings.

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