Norse (Viking): Eoh
Old English: Eh, Oe or Eoh
Other Names/Spellings: Aihws, Ehol, Ehwar, Eol, Eow,
Eykur, Eys, Ior
English Letter Equivalent
E as in end, EE as in sheet
Horse, beast of burden, steed or mount. Momentum, Speed.
Speed of thought or deed. Quick-wittedness. Forward progress, purposeful motion. Willingness. Sure-footed, confident,
Ehwaz represents the horse. The speed, strength, and beauty of a horse makes it much more than a means of transport. It
is a sacred animal, a vehicle for material and spiritual advancement. Ehwaz implies controlled change, progress, and
sometimes a journey. It also represents partnership, trust, loyalty, and faithfulness, such as that between horse and rider,
brother and sister, two halves of the whole.
You have the support you need to make swift progress towards your goal. But you must be loyal and supportive to those
around you, as they are to you. The horse is proud, but that does not impede its purpose. So while you can be proud of your
achievements, you must remain humble to ensure your journey reaches a successful conclusion.
Lethargy, retrograde motion, regression. Muddled thinking. Reluctance. Diffidence. Becoming lost or bemused.
That which appears stagnant will suddenly move. Someone willing or confident will be up to no good.
Runic Number: 19
Polarity: Male and Female
Associated gods: Frey, Freyja
Astrological Correspondence: Gemini
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
The Lovers is one possible match for Ehwaz because
of this rune's association with partnership, trust,
loyalty and faithfulness. Certainly the idea that horse
and rider are two halves of a whole fits beautifully
with the Lovers.
Another possible link for Ehwaz is with
The Magician because of the speed, clarity of
thought, quick wittedness, purpose and forward motion,
as well as the spiritual advancement aspects in both the
rune and the card.
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The Rune Poem: Verse XIX Ehwaz
A Steed is the joy of aethlings or eorls,
a horse proud of hoof, where men about It,
wealthy, on stallions, swap speech,
and to the unquiet is ever a solace.