Monday, October 27, 2014

Eolh secg / Algiz / Algir / Man Tattoo

This Rune has many names throughout different periods and regions, my favourite is the Anglo- Saxon description:

Eolh secg eard haefth oftust on fenne
Wexedh on wature, wundath grimme
Blode brenedh beorna gehwylcne
Dhe him aenigne onfeng gedeth

Eolh-sedge is often found in the marsh
It grows in water and tears burning wounds
It covers with blood each opponent, that touches it
(own interpretation)