Norse (Viking): Wyn
Old English: Wyn
Other Names/Spellings: Vend, Vin, Uinne, Winja, Wungo,
English Letter Equivalent
W as in wax. V as in van.
Happiness, light, emotional satisfaction.
Understanding, realisation of ambition, success in romance and
good health. Partnerships flourish. New beginnings are blessed
with joyfulness. Your eyes are opened to the truth.
linked to a reward, a feeling of goodness and satisfaction,
peaceful winning, and ultimate achievement. It contains the idea
of everything going well because you are in total harmony with
life. Wunjo also implies close co-operation and companionship
with other people, because joy is not usually a solitary
emotion. When so much of life can be negative, it is important
to allow Wunjos joy to reach into every part of your life.
Happiness is yours if you are willing to work for it. You must
strive for balance and harmony in your life. Always look for
solutions rather than dwell on problems. For happiness to last,
it must be founded on truth and honesty. Hide from the truth and
you hide from true happiness. Seek only what is good and right, and good fortune cannot fail to follow.
Misunderstanding. Ambition stalled. Romantic or partnership
difficulties. Not a good time for new ventures.
The truth is hidden from you. Success is elusive - work hard.
Imagined love is false. Partnerships under strain through
Runic Number: 8
Color: Light Blue
Element: Ice (i.e. Water)
Associated gods: Odin, Frigg
Talk by Leila Vey
Many experts list Strength for this rune and this is a
good fit. So are The Fool and The Universe, (which is
the association I prefer.)
The Universe is about
successful completion, ultimate achievement, happiness,
harmony and perfection, so of all the runes, I feel
Wunjo is its closest match. Wunjo's joy also spills
over into new beginnings as we forge new paths in truth
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The Rune Poem: Verse VIII
He enjoys Delight who knows little of woe,
Of suffering and sorrow,
And has for his own prosperity, pleasure,
Eke the plenty of cities