February 25, 2010 – Peorth


Peorth is the letter P

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Peorth is a source of recreation and amusement to the great,
where warriors sit blithely together in the banqueting-hall

Peorth is a rune whose name is not exactly translated. After some research into the subject, and reading what many people have had to say, I believe the meaning is the Afterlife and the continuation of life after death. Not based upon this translation (as there are many) but reading from others.

The esoteric meaning however, is one of fortune, chance and luck. Nobody really knows where you will end up when you die. You might go to the Feast Hall of the High Gods, or you may end up with everyone else, in an underworld that, while it is not perhaps an awful place of torment, is not nearly as great as other places. There is this mixed meaning of chance and life after death, I think, expressed by the mystery of Peorth.
Today, it feels more like a rune of Fortune. Things will just work out today. What seems like a unwanted occurrence, will turn to my benefit. And the wanted, well maybe not so much, but it won’t necessarily be concerning me because it will be away from me. Perhaps I need to go play a scratcher or something.

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