April 7, 2010 – Eolhx


Eolhx is the letters z or x

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The Eolhx-sedge is mostly to be found in a marsh;
it grows in the water and makes a ghastly wound,covering with blood every warrior who touches it

Eolhx, one of those mysterious runes whose exact name or meaning is unclear, is typically thought to me mean “elk.” In the Anglo-Saxon poem, it describes a type of still marsh grass, that can leave behind a nasty and deep paper cut, if it is handled incorrectly.

This rune is typically associated with protection. Where that protection comes from, is another debate, but almost always it is protection. How are you protected? What are you protected from? Who are you protecting? Why does it need protection?
It seems like a lot of people confuse protection and defense. To me, the difference is activity. Protection just is. It is passive, and only comes into action when the enemy activates it. Defense is active. It is ready, sharp and only held back because the person doesn’t want to take the offense. You can have your defenses down, but your protections up and they may never come done. Not that being protected is a bad thing. But sometimes, being defensive all the time is.

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