June 5, 2018

Algiz

Algiz (ahl-geez) is the seventh rune of the second aett, and the fifteenth overall. It resembles the foot of a crow, Odin’s familiar. It can signal you to stop, like the palm of an upturned hand.

Upright, it resembles female genitals, and inverse it resembles male genitals.

Algiz is the Valkyrie rune, favored by witches and shield maidens. In some stories, Valkyries can shapeshift into crows or swans.