Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - OTHALA

Othala Rune Meaning: "heritage"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Othila
Old Norse: Odal
Old English: Odal, Ethel
Other Names/Spellings: Odhal, Odthal, Ogthala, OthalanOthal, Othala

Othala equates to the letters "O" in our common alphabet.

This rune represents ancestral property, one’s homeland or a sense of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual wellbeing. It is our sense of connectedness with our heritage. Othala gives a sense of knowing our boundaries, around ourselves and our properties. They are an indication of ownership, to keep outsiders out and those on the inside (such as cattle) in. Knowing our boundaries allows us to make good judgements and choices, although these are to be pushed from time to time, to further growth and development.

Our genes and culture are handed down to us through our bloodline and our surroundings, notice the "roof" drawn on the othala rune rests upon gebo, which is the rune exchanging of gifts between people. This conveys a message of othala as something built upon mutual exchange and satisfaction.

From the historical rune poems about Othala we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Estate is dear to every man, if he can enjoy there in his house whatever is right and proper in constant prosperity."

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This is the rune of accomplishing that you have set out to do. Developing talents and or abilities. Seeing wishes come into reality, dreams come true. Creating space for the new by chewing on and understanding the achieved. Keywordshome, ancestral spiritual power, inheritance, heaven on earth, possessions, property, hereditary land and story telling

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