Norse (Viking): Ur
Old English: Ur
Other Names/Spellings: Uraz, Urs, Urur, Urus
English Letter Equivalent
Short U as in under, OO as in booze.
Aurochs - the giant wild ox of Europe.
Physical or mental strength, health. For a man - male
virility, manhood. For a woman - fertility, femininity,
Terminations, new beginnings. An opportunity disguised
as a threat. Mental agility. Physical development, mental
and bodily health. Power.
Uruz means aurochs, the European
wild ox that became extinct in 1627. Uruz encompasses
physical strength, endurance, courage, and the raw, wild
power of freedom. It includes emotional and spiritual
strength, male sexual potency, and good health. It can also
imply a challenge leading to a major life change.
You have the strength within you to fulfil all your
dreams, but with strength comes responsibility. Strength is
not a force to wield over others, but a force to stop others
exerting power over you. Use your strength to keep focused
on your path and to stop yourself being outmanoeuvred. There
will always be negative people, but dont let them upset
you. Master your own ego and you will succeed.
Failure to think clearly. Ill-health or lack of mental
fortitude. Beware signs of weakness, or threats to your
person or position.
Hidden strengths must be realised. Shun apparent
opportunities, the signs are deceptive.
Runic Number: 2
Color: Dark Green
Associated gods: Thor, Urdl
Astrological Correspondence: Taurus
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
I have seen Uruz associated with the High Priestess on
several Tarot sites and this works for me on some
level, but I feel a better fit is The Chariot.
Key concepts for the Chariot include Courage, Victory,
Determination, Control, Success, Self-Confidence,
Discipline, Assuming Power, Authority, and Grit. The
ideas about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
strength, opportunities disguised as challenges, taming
our own egos, and the warning about wielding strength
over others is all reinforced in the meaning of the
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The Rune Poem: Verse II Uruz
The Aurochs is fearless and huge of horn
A ferocious beast, it fights with its horns
A famous moor-stalker that:
A mettlesome wight.