June 1, 2010 – Tiewaz


Teiwaz is the letter T

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Tiewaz is a guiding star; well does it keep faith with princes;
it is ever on its course over the mists of night and never fails.

Tiewaz is the rune of wisdom, judgement and integrity. The name I have given is a variation on a name of one of the God’s of the Aesir, Tiw (or Tyr) who was a god of judgement, but also law, and integrity. In the rune poem, Tiewaz is also associated with the Pole Star, an excellent image for direction, wisdom and integrity.

Tiewaz indicates that wisdom needs to applied in your actions today, as well as that wisdom might be coming to you. It also shows that need for judgement, and that by making decisions, you might be able to clear the proverbial path before you, and walk it without obscurity.
Tiewaz as a rune makes it’s appearance often on weapons, especially swords when it has been engraved. It is theorized that it was a magical symbol that empowered the sword so the wielder would be victorious in battle, helping him to strike true as he fought.

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