Other names: Algiz, Elhaz, Eolh, Ezec

Meaning: Yew, Elm, Elk


Protection. A shield. The urge to protect yourself or others.

Defense, warding off evil, guardianship.

Awakening to higher purpose.

Channel your energy properly and follow your instincts.

Maintain a position won or earned.

From The Old Norwegian Rune Poem:

“Ýr er vetrgrønstr viða;

vænt er, er brennr, at sviða.”

“Yew is the greenest in the woods in Winter;

though it burns, it’s a chore to char.”