Thursday, February 13, 2014

Othala Rune

The othala rune (ᛟ) represents the o sound, ancestors, foundation, experience and property. 


An ancestor is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his house
whatever is right and proper in constant prosperity.

Othila is the meeting place between the Norse’s Midgard and Asgard – between our Gods and ourselves .  This rune represents ancestral property, one’s homeland or one’s ‘home turf’, be it physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. It is your sense of connectedness with your heritage. The Othila rune represents the home and family, its customs, language, duties and responsibilities and the qualities needed to maintain family ties as well as the family homestead. It is the areas of your life in which you feel most comfortable.

This Rune is a symbol of inborn qualities that are inherited from clan or tribe of one's ancestors.  This is essentially spiritual in origin and ultimately comes from the divine ancestry and the ancestor's past actions.

Othila is symbolic of that which is inherited by the entire clan in both the mundane and spiritual realms. It is as immovable as the land and can't be passed out of the tribe or clan. However, through the institution of marriage those who are outside of the clan can tap into its power by integrating with it.

Othila is the rune that gives us liberty in a secure and lawful society, integrated with itself and with its environment.  It is preserved clanic and tribal law on a spiritual level.  In Asatru, the kindred express this rune.


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