Names - ANSUZ - A runic god name, OS - a god, ASS - a god, ANSUR - a mouth or the mouth of a river.
Pronunciations - "ahn sooz" "ah z" "ahn sur"
Phonetic Value - "A"
Symbolism - A windblown cloak
Keywords - Message
Ansuz is the rune of the poet, the saga, the syr, and the speechmaker. Because the storytellers of old would travel from camp to camp and tribe to tribe the symbol of this carried word is the windblown cloak of these message bearers.
This rune represents the ecstasy of inspiriation, this is the stuff of which all oracles are made, regardless of path, tradition, or belief.
From the mysterious riddles of the Sphynx to the prophecies of Nostradamus, all the way to the incoherent ramblings of that guy on the streetcorner wearing tinfoil on his head to keep out the bad radio waves. All wear the influence of Ansuz.
Phonetically, the rune of inspired speech and incantation or song is a creative expression and it is linked with the magic of speech which passes knowledge along with the breath of life. This is, most likely because you will be using a great deal of breath to vocalize the "aaaahh" sound of this rune.
Magically this rune inspires speech, writing, song and poetry or can invoke inspiration and understanding. This is a rune of teaching and learning and can be used to invoke those things which foster teaching, learning, and the sharing of knowledge.
This rune is also of great influence wheen seeking to understand any mystery and is often invoked for an interpretation of meanings particularly the meanings of riddles.
In divination it can represent any of the following forces.
ANSUZ UPRIGHT:Revelation, message, insight, communication, signals, inspiration, enthusiasm, speech, vision, advice, truth, wisdom.