Plant Tree Runic Number




Associated Myths and Deities





Earth and Water


Freyr / Ing, Thor, the Vanir


Name: Ingwaz: | Translation: Angel
Pronunciation | eeeng-wawz
Zodiac Sign: | Taurus and Gemini
Healing: | Facilitate Foetus Development. Gives more efficiency to pills.
Magical Uses: | fertility, farming, growth, general health, balance

Divinitory Meanings : Completion You're ready to resolve what's been holding you back. From resolution will come a new begining. You're clearing away old beliefs and outgrown relationships, paving a way for a new life.

Analysis : Ing is a Danish / Anglo-Saxon name for Freyr, the God of agriculture and fertility. Agriculture represents one of the first attempts by mankind to control the environment, and the fertility of crops, animals and people has always been the primary concern and religious focus of most Pagan agrarian societies. From the earliest Sumerian accounts to modern-day British folk custom, people throughout history have sought to ensure the success of their crops. The vast majority of people in Western society have lost all contact and connection with the land and the process of growing things. The spiritual consequences of this segregation from the earth have been disastrous, since most people find it difficult to relate to deity in a purely man-made environment. The shape of this rune can be likened to that of a field, but its real significance may lie in its balance, representing the harmonious relationship between ourselves and the four elements / four directions. Inguz reminds us of that ancient connection between the Gods and the land, and re-links (the real meaning of the word 'religion') us with our spiritual natures through the realm of the physical. It is quite literally a grounding rune, and by reintroducing us to the earth, it reconnects our bodies, our minds and our spirits.

The Rune Poem: Verse XXII Ingwaz
Ing was amongst the East-Danes first seen by men,
Till later east he went over the wave;
His wain followed after;
The Heardings named the hero so

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