Sowilo or sæwelo is the name of the s-rune, meaning sun s. Sunna, guide, purity.
Sowulo represents the power of the Sun. In almost every religion in the world, the Sun is held most sacred. To the Norse, the sun was known as Sunna or Sol and was considered feminine. The sun’s light and warmth symbolizes life, nurturing, growth and all that is good.
According to Norse cosmology, the sun is driven around the heavens in a chariot chased by a great wolf, which intends to devour it when it reaches Ragnarok. The sun is associated with the horse, as Norse mythology dictates that the sun is carted through the sky by a horse and chariot. Sowulo then, is also associated with the horse.
As a representation of power, nothing compares to the Sun in this world. With the Sowulo rune, it represents success and glory. The Sun is very much an active symbol. The Sowulo rune encourages one to take positive action and move forward along their path, taking a brief pause to bask in the sunshine, warmth and healing rays of the sun along the way.
The Sowulo rune represents someone or something that is a ‘guiding light’ for others, a teacher or mentor. Sowulo can also be viewed as a ‘road map.’ It lights the way.
Sowulo is the rune of potential and success, energy and expansion. Sowulo promises that goals will be achieved and honor bestowed. It presages a union between the conscious and the unconscious, but it also counsels restraint.