The Fehu rune ᚠ represents the f-sound. Its name means mobile wealth, similar to English fee with the original meaning of sheep or cattle. Freya.
This rune is often associated with ‘fertility’. It is the rune of potential and fulfillment. It symbolizes solid foundations, rewards reaped and ambitions satisfied. Fehu is the promise of nourishment, prosperity, growth and stability.
This rune calls for a deep appreciation for profit, loss and gain in life. Fehu is the rune which requires you to look at your possessions and wealth, then weigh up whether they are for your growth and fulfillment, or are they of an ‘ego’ nature.
Within its historical background this rune refers to cattle. The ownership of cattle gives potential for further expansion and empowerment. To own cattle ensures there would be meat for the family, or alternatively, it could be sold or traded for other necessities, wants and wishes. To be the owner of cattle in ancient times, signified that you were a person of sound decision making skills, as portrayed by your management talents and deft wisdom and knowledge.
This rune stands for the creative aspects of fire and is a female in nature. Fehu carries her own warning, one of the need to share the good fortune that comes to us or else it will either destroy us. Excellent in bind runes to bring in energy.
To our ancestors, as with us in today’s society, the accumulation of wealth, when gained honorably, is a positive thing. It ensures survival as wealth in its purest sense is a steady food supply. The cattle gives financial security, which in turn delivers comforts needed on all levels.