Ehwaz Rune Meaning

Ehwaz Rune Meaning

Ehwaz Rune Meaning

Pronounced: “AYE-waz”

Also known as Eh, Aihws, Ehol, Ehwar, Eol, Eow, Eykur, Eys, Ior

Ehwaz Rune Meaning

Ehwaz Rune Meaning

The Ehwaz Rune Meaning directly corresponds to the idea of a horse. Comprised of two Laguz runes, the Ehwaz rune symbolically represents two horses facing each other. This is an allusion to the two horses that pull the chariot of the Sun in Norse Mythology. These horses are Árvakr and Alsviðr. Because of this, we can see why Ehwaz is in Tyr’s Aett. This gives the Ehwaz rune a solar characteristic. It can also be claimed that Ehwaz represents Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse.

Ehwaz also represents the life force that drives forward. It is characteristic of movement and represents the vehicle that leads to transcendence and growth. Ehwaz also represents a union or marriage of two polarized forces. This has been seen in the mythologies of twins, and the aspect of the Gemini. It embodies both masculine and feminine aspects. It is a rune of partnerships.

Ehwaz Rune Poem


The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors.
A steed in the pride of its hoofs,
when rich men on horseback bandy words about it;
and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless.
Old Norse

The Ehwaz rune does not have an old Norse Rune Poem.

Icelandic Rune Poem

The Ehwaz rune does not have an Icelandic Rune Poem.

Ehwaz Rune Meaning for Divination and Casting

Ehwaz Rune


Horse – loyalty, status as it relates between you and others



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