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OTHILA - The Rune of Family, Home & Acquisition


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Othila
Norse (Viking): Odal
Old English: Odal, Ethel
Other Names/Spellings: Odhal, Odthal, Ogthala,
                                     Otael, Othal, Othala, Othalan,
                                     Othilia, Utal
Pronunciation: Oh-thee-law

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.spinel

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 spiritual home.

hawthorn (mayflower)Personal Interpretation
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 be costly.

An apparently worthless inheritance has hidden treasures. The honest or just way may be hidden from you.

cloverRunic Number: 23

Color:  Deep Yellow

Element: Earth

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Odin

Astrological Correspondence: Full Moon


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 superficial.

 Laguz was a more profound choice. However, out of all the major arcana, the Moon is the best fit for Othila.

visit Leila's site at http://tarot.leila.ca

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.



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