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Fehu – The Meaning of the Rune Fehu

by Dr. Thomas Robertson
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Fortune, Cattle, Wealth, Money

Fehu is the first rune in the aett, Freyr. It can also be called Freyr, Fe, or Feoh. It is sacred to the goddess of fertility and love, Freya. It is represented by a vertical line connected with two parallel diagonal lines on its right side.

It looks like the Latin letter “F” and is thought to be an ancient representation of domestic cattle, a sign of wealth in ancient Nordic communities.


Divinatory Meanings of the Fehu Rune

It is generally accepted that this rune represents harmony, balance, security, wealth, and good fortune. Other popular interpretations include: social success, energy, hope and abundance, new beginnings, foresight, travel, money, control.

When reversed, this rune can mean poverty, slavery, or a loss of wealth. It can also signify failure, greed, atrophy, loss of self-esteem, endings, cowardice, and stupidity.


Rune Fehu worn as a Talisman

When the Rune Fehu is worn as a talisman, it helps achieve goals, gain a promotion, or bring luck to a new business.


Magical Uses of the Rune Fehu

Fehu provides swift and radical changes. It is beneficial to use the Fehu rune in magic for money, gaining merit, friendliness, success, and for a turnaround in luck and advancement in career. Be advised that the good luck it provides may not be permanent and that the magic must be renewed after a while. You also need to reinforce the magic through an act of binding in a social sense, such as helping another person, donating to charity, etc. Use the rune Fehu to change circumstances of importance and to delegate your energy to another.

Energy: Luck, charisma, mobility, dynamic power, abundance, circulation, sexual attraction, accomplishment, creativity, luck, wealth

Esoteric: Wealth, New Beginnings, Mobile Property


Correspondences of the Rune Fehu

Color: Light Red

Number: 1

Phonetic equivalent: F

Polarity: Female

Direction: West

Element: Water

Time of Day: Dusk

Tarot Card: The Tower

Zodiac: Aries

Scents: Cinnamon, Spearmint

Plants: Elder, Nettle

Stones/Mineral: Moss Agate, Gold, Amber

Animal: Cat, Sow, Wolf, Cattle

Body: Stomach, Respiration, Chest

Gods, Deities, and Myths: Freya, Frey, Njord, Gullveig, Dwarfs, Brisingamen, Sigurd & the Otter’s Gold


Rune Poems

This letter exists in all of the runic alphabets and can be translated almost identically across the centuries. The Icelandic and Norwegian rune poems (mnemonic devices for remembering the runes) refer to the Younger Futhark alphabet and read respectively:


Wealth is a source of discord amongst kin

and fire of the sea

and path of the serpent.


Wealth is a source of discord amongst kin

the wolf lives in the forest.

The Anglo-Saxon rune poem refers to the Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet and reads thus:

Wealth is a comfort to all;

yet must everyone bestow it freely,

if they wish to gain honour in the sight of the Lord.

All three poems make reference to the virtue of sharing one’s wealth, especially with relatives.

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