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INGWAZ  - The Rune of Peace and Harmony


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Ingwaz
Norse (Viking): Inguz
Old English: Ing
Other Names/Spellings: Enguz, Iggus, Ingvarr, Ingwar

Pronunciation: Ing-wahz

amberEnglish Letter Equivalent
NG compound consonant as in finger.

Angel. The god Ing

Harmony. Approval. Unity, agreement. Love. Peace.

Ingwaz is named for the Norse hero-god Ing, who came from across the sea to unite his people of Viking Jutland, and returned whence he came leaving peace and harmony. Ingwaz representing Ing therefore symbolises peace, unity, harmony, agreement, togetherness and undying love between romantic partners.

It portends completion, the certainty of a conclusion. This could include the male orgasmic force, or birth as the conclusion to pregnancy. Ingwaz is associated with healthy, wholesome sexuality, a strong, affectionate family, and a safe, secure hearth and home. It also symbolizes protection, and contains the idea of a beacon, a light shining in the darkness, and therefore, spiritual inspiration.

Personal Interpretation
On your spiritual path you may feel isolated, but within you burns the fire of inspiration urging you onward and upward. Feed the fire by perseverance. Seek answers but don't get encumbered with irrelevant questions. Live one day at a time, knowing that the past is just a memory, the future just a dream, and the here and now is what matters.

Ingwaz has no reverse.

Love, harmony or peace may be hard to achieve, but persevere.
A lover may be shy - help them to declare.selfheal

Runic Number: 22

Color:  Yellow  

Element: Earth and Water

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Ing, Frey

Astrological Correspondence: Cancer, the New Moon.


Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
Judgement is a good choice for Ingwaz. The Moon also shares some correlations, although I would not say this is the strongest of links, (especially when compared to the Moon/Laguz association).

My choice for Ingwaz is Temperance. Temperance and Judgement are very similar cards in their overall energies. Judgement is stronger on the conclusion aspect, but Temperance is stronger in the balance, peace, unity and harmony qualities. Temperance is a beacon of light, an angel that protects, and heals duality or polarity. Both Temperance and Judgement are highly regenerative cards.

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The Rune Poem: Verse XXII Ingwaz
Ing was amongst the East-Danes first seen by men,
Till later east he went over the wave;
His wain followed after;
The Heardings named the hero so.



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