Other Names/Spellings: Odhal, Odthal, Ogthala,
English Letter Equivalent
Long O as in old, or short O as in cot
Hereditary land, possession.
Home or homeland. Hearth, family, inheritance, estate, possessions.
Acquisition. Benefit through inheritance or birthright. Fair
play. Great mental capacity. Adventurous nature. Cultural
maturity. Personal skill, adaptability. Love of family, home and
homeland, patriotism. The honest and just are
destined for great wealth.
Othila means the ancestral country or home, property, and fixed
wealth or inheritance. This can include your inherited
characteristics from past generations that you will also pass on
to your children or it can represent a united family's
strength. Othila can be seen as everything that you have
accumulated during your lifetime, and can also represent your
At this time of re-focusing, fix your goal firmly in your mind
and let your thoughts attract the energy you need to reach it.
You must concentrate to read all the signs, but don't try to
force the issues. Your objective is like a wild bird in the palm
of your hand. If you grip too tightly, you risk killing it.
A valueless inheritance. Lack of forethought,
immaturity or dullness. Failure to take a calculated risk would
An apparently worthless inheritance has hidden treasures. The
honest or just way may be hidden from you.
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
The Moon is my choice for Othila because of their mutual
association with inheritance and property. I personally
did not use Othila on my cards, because I feel its
connection with the moon is secondary and somewhat
Laguz was a more profound choice. However,
out of all the major arcana, the Moon is the best fit
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The Rune Poem: Verse XXIII Othila
An Estate is greatly dear to every man
If what is right and fitting there
He may enjoy at home
With most prosperity.