Raidho Rune Meaning
The Raidho Rune is also known as Rad, Raido
Raidho Rune Meaning
The rune Raidho refers primarily to motion, transportation, and journeys. It reveals the proper way to proceed in situations. It also illuminates what paths one should take in life. Think of the linguistic ties to the rune. Today we have “road” and “ride” which are very close to the original pronunciation of the rune. In German as well we see “rad” which means ‘wheel.’
In Old English we also see another variance of the meaning in this rune. Take for example the word “Raed” which means to give help or advice. We see this again in the Icelandic language. “Rada” means to give advice. Emerging from this rune we see two possibilities. One is Raidho as a rune of motion and travelling. The other is Raidho is a rune of counsel. Altogether, we should take the rune to embody both concepts which have a inner link.
Raidho is also composed of two rune types. At first we see the straight and upright Isa Rune. It is then joined with the Sowilo rune, though inverted. The banner created by the zig zag motion represents the journey, which changes direction and moves downward along the staff. In a way this banner rune can be considered both a journey that is in descent, as well as ascent. This also has a deeper and more esoteric meaning as well.
It can also be said that besides Ansuz, Raidho is the rune of Odin. Odin as such was many times called the wanderer, or the rider-god. This Rune represents Odin manifest in that way.
Altogether we see that Raidho is a rune of rationality, logic, reason, and progress. As such, it is much like a vehicle that has a destination in mind. The nature of motion in itself has a counseling aspect to it. The Raidho rune can signify a change in direction. It has the power to deliver order to chaos and to clarify actions that should be made when one is unsure.
Raidho Rune Poem
Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors
and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roads
on the back of a stout horse.
Riding is said to be the worst thing for horses;
Reginn forged the finest sword.
Icelandic Rune Poem
Riding is of sitting a blessing
and swift journey
and horses toiling
Raidho Rune Meaning for Divination and Casting
Riding – Journey, Road, travel, shamanistic, new direction
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