Other names: Naudiz, Nauðiz, Naud, Nyd, Nauthiz

Meaning: Need, Hardship


Delays, restrictions, distress, confusion, and conflict.

Developing strength, resistance, and the will to overcome.

Endurance, determination, and survival. Exercise patience.

Recognize your fate and initiate change. Face your fears.

From The Old Norwegian Rune Poem:

“Nauðr gerer næppa koste;

nøktan kælr í froste.”

“Hardship makes a shortage of options;

a naked man freezes in the frost.”