Saturday, 11 December 2010

Rune of the Week - Mannaz


Elderfuthatk Rune MANNAZ

Alternative Names

Man; Mann; Manna; Madhr.

A Human; Mankind; Human Existence.
Viking Rune Equivalent
A human; the Self
Tarot Card Equivalent
The Chariot - 7 - VII
Divinatory Meaning
Corresponding Letter
Associated Colour
Deep Red
Associated Herb
Associated Gemstone
Associated Tree
Associated Myths and Deities
Ask and Embla, Midgard. Sacred to Odin – the All-Father and Heimdall – the Watcher.

Manifestation Uses

To represent a specific person or group of people; to establish social contacts and relationships; to benefit others, the self and the whole. To invoke co-operation and social order.

Relationship Interpretation

Intellectual compatibility and mutual understanding.

Healing Colour and Qualities

Helps with the healing of cuts, scratches, minor burns and small wounds.

In combination with the Isa rune, Mannaz can be used to aid accidents and wounds.

Mannaz and Sowulo combined gives aid and healing to nervous disorders and ligament pain.


The Mannaz t talisman may be worn to represent someone else (eg. A loved one) or a group of people or an organisation.

Mannaz Drawn Upright


Humanity, human existence, culture, memory, intelligence, connection to others, what we share in happiness, family, self, awareness, community, relationships, social concerns, creativity, skill, adornment, co-operation, ability, benefit of the whole, the intellect, mind power, forethought, success, augmentation, friends and enemies.

MANNAZ is ‘Humanity.’

The fourth rune of the third Aett and twentieth in total is Mannaz. This is the ‘Rune of Mankind’ – the Human. We are all genetically linked to the gods and the universe. This rune represents the human as a whole, incorporating the intelligence, memory, rationality, common sense, traditions and cultures of the human race. It represents our ‘humanity’.

The Mannaz rune exposes and expressed both the strengths and weaknesses of the human being. It is the essence of what the Norse and ancient peoples of all cultures, as well as many of us today, look to pass down and teach our children: to be smart, to remember your ancestors, to act fairly and to honour the gods. Mannaz is a part of the soul of the human race that connects all and says ‘we are one.’

According to Norse Cosmology, the realm of the human race is Midgard. Mannaz represents all of humanity who dwell on the Earthly plane.

Mannaz is the rune of relationships and connections. It is about those with whom with have intimate relationships, such as our immediate circle of family and friends, to the wider community. It also extends to our connection with nature and our instincts to be social creatures. Mannaz represents our connection with the Universe and nature.

The Mannaz rune represents interdependence and support, as well as duty and responsibility. No individual is independent of others and each plays a part in the larger pattern of life, interacting within other’s lives as well as living their own.

Mannaz in a reading may be an indication to either seek assistance from others, or look to those whom you can assist. Your willingness to assist others, whether or not you are in need of assistance yourself, indicates to all the calibre of who you are.

Interactions should run smoothly and amicably. Plans will go to order.

If a problem were to arise at this time, it will be dealt with quickly and positively, to the point where you may be baffled or mystified as to how the solution came about so promptly and effectively.

Mannaz talks of an attitude towards other people and their attitude in return is concerned with intelligence, forethought and creative skills and abilities.

Drawing Mannaz in a reading would suggest that issues with those close to you may be prevalent. Embrace all interactions and look for the deeper meaning in conversations and situations as they arise.

Be safe in the knowledge that everything that happens happens for a reason.

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