Saturday, 29 November 2008
Exoteric interpretation of the name-The moon.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The changing phases of the moon. This rune reminds us that life proceeds in cycles and we must experience both good and bad alike.Eternal change, the unity of contrasts-life and death, order and chaos, above and below, male and female, cause and effect, physical and spiritual, fire and ice, mind and body, light and dark, hot and cold, spirit and matter, beginning and end, etc.It signifies the co-operation and the uniting of opposites nature`s eternal laws. The Wendhorn is the symbol of the ree of life and is similar in shap to the Hagal and Ior runes.Guido von List said "the 'crescent moon' as the 'Wendehorn' is, however, also the rune of Freya, who promotes childbirth".
Siegfried Adolf Kummer confirmed the rune`s association with the moon.John Gorsleben stated that the in relation to the concept of this symbol, that it is very similar to the Hagal rune yet without the common intersection of the bars joining Man to Yr and "Consider the end!"
The Wendehorn conceals within itself the hidden runes Ka, Is, Ar, Man and Yr , and further conceals the runes deeper within its symbolism. These runes, in order of the Armanen rune row, have the numerical value of 6, 9, 10, 15 and 16 and deeper the numerical runic values of 7, 8 and 17. In total it conceals 8 runes, and including itself 9 of whch is the numerical figure and holy number that it also represents - 9.
Element of water.