Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gar Rune

Gar, spear, is also the name of .  Phonetically, gar represents the g-sound, sacrifice and dignity.

If you`re not afraid of the fire,
my spear will bar your way for you!
My hand still holds
the haft of power;
the sword you wield
was shivered ere now by this shaft:
once more let it
splinter upon my eternal spear!


A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself.  The most common design for hunting or combat spears since ancient times has incorporated a metal spearhead shaped like a triangle, lozenge or leaf. The heads of fishing spears usually feature barbs or serrated edges.  Like many weapons, a spear may also be a symbol of power.

Along with the axe, the spear was the most common ancient weapon.  Archaeological evidence found in Germany documents that wooden spears have been used for hunting since at least 400,000 years ago. 

Gar is the final rune, it stands outside all Aetts. Gar is a spear, not just any spear, but the mighty Gungnir, wielded by Odin, the very same spear which pierced him as he hung in the tree Yggdrasil for nine nights in order to find the runes and bring them back from beyond all realities. Gungnir was a Dwarves magical weapon given to Odin by Loki, which never misses its mark and always returns to Odin’s hand. At the end, at Ragnarok, Odin again rides into battle with Gungir at his side.  Gar holds the power of all runes.



  1. It seems you forgot the Gebo rune.

    1. Thanks. Check in March posts for it...

  2. The gar rune was invented by Northumbrian Englishmen after the Christianisation of England. I think they'd be pretty offended to see some (insert insult of your choice here) a millennia later claiming their rune had heathen meanings linked to it.