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PERTH - The Rune of Chance, Mystery and Science


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Perth
Norse (Viking): Pertho, Peorth
Old English: Peorth
Other Names/Spellings: Pairthra, Perb, Perthu, Peordh,
                                    Perthro, Perthrold, Pertra

Pronunciation: Pair-dth

English Letter Equivalent
P as in pot.

Literal translation is not certain. It is usually taken to be the name of a dice cup, or the name of a game of chance that might employ such a cup.

Mystery, chance, a gamble, pot luck. In modern usage - science and technology.

A gamble, a mystery, an unknown outcome. Mathematical odds. Make the best of your lot. Employ common sense and moderation to succeed.

Spiritually, Perth suggests the disclosure of a secret. It could also refer to pregnancy and birth. Perth is linked with the sensible and moderate enjoyment of sexuality. Because of the mystery surrounding it, common sense and prudence are called for in the interpretation of Perth.

aspenPersonal Interpretation
You always have a choice in everything. No-one can upset you, you can only choose to be upset. No-one can exert power over you unless you choose to subject yourself to it. Claim your right to choice. Don’t allow others to compromise your truth or prevent you from doing what you need to do. The only danger here is not to make a choice, to leave things to fate and have no say in your own future.

Take no chances - failure is likely. What appears clear-cut hides a deeper meaning. You are tempted to be rash - but do not succumb.

A proposition has hidden depth. Take nothing for granted. Trust only your loved ones.

Runic Number: 14
Color:  Black 

Element: Water

Polarity: Female

Associated gods: Frigg

Astrological Correspondence: Saturn


Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
The Wheel of Fortune card is a reasonable match for Perth. Other possibilities are The Fool and The Hanged Man. The Wheel of Fortune is a card of natural cycles and unexpected twists of fate. The Fool is about going out on a limb in trust and facing the unknown, taking chances, taking a gamble.

My first choice for Perth is The Hanged Man. This card is about surrendering to mystery, outside influences and chance, making the best of your lot, and exercising power in how you react to circumstances.

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The Rune Poem: Verse XIV Perth
The Peorth is ever the play and laughter
Of proud men . . . .
where warriors sit blithely
Together in the beer-hall.



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