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The Elder Futhark Runes: Meaning of Algiz

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Worn by warriors entering battle, Algiz is a strongly protective rune. Algiz is the fifteenth of the Elder Futhark runes, and it is the seventh rune in Hagal's Ætt.

Hagal's Ætt is associated broadly with forces of destruction and change. To learn more about the ættir and runes, check out our post on The Elder Futhark Ættir and Their Significance.

The Elder Futhark Rune Algiz. Also known as elhaz, eoih, and elgr.
Algiz Rune

Keywords: protection, life, connection, defense, opportunity, assistance, advancement, guardian

Algiz Upright Meaning

Algiz upright in a reading indicates that you are protected or that any needed help is on the way. As long as you stay on the same track of trusting your intuition and doing spiritual maintenance, you will be securely led to your desired outcome.

Algiz represents the connection between humanity and the divine.

Algiz Reversed Meaning

Algiz reversed may indicate that you are doing things that leave you unprotected or need to bolster your defenses. Ensure that you make time for self-care and to recalibrate your mind.

Someone may be taking advantage of you or attempting to do so. Trust your gut when it comes to dealing with other people.

Magical Properties of Algiz

Draw or wear Algiz for protection in any situation. You can use it for personal protection, protect your property, or protect others that you care about. Algiz also improves your luck. You may also use it to protect yourself during astral travel.

It may also be used to communicate with other worlds. It is worth an in-depth comparison to Eihwaz.

To go even deeper with your study of the runes, check out How to Read Runes by Kira the Rune Witch.

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