Same as last time, I have an item to represent each of the five Runes. Going at this rate, however, I realize I will not finish by the end of the month, so I will take some time later this week to carve another five or six. For now, here are the Runes and the items I've chosen, the items to represent them in the engraving ritual and the chants for each one. I repeated the chants nine times, while I engraved the Rune to which it referred, except for Algiz, which I said the first time while I held the Rune to my throat.
last week, it was akin to cattle initially and, additionally, there are many forms of wealth. To that end, I chose money and family to represent this Rune. (My kids also offered the cow from one of their toy farms.) To infuse this Rune with the wealth it represents, I chanted: Wealth comes in many forms. I ask its forms to come to me and my Runes.
my book to represent Ansuz and made my request to Odin. Odin, I ask communication and understanding to be open and clear in this Rune and for your guidance in making it so.
my novel; Heimdall and Magni are talking about Heimdall's nine mothers and the gifts each one bestowed on him. The first gift came from Gjàlp. Here is what Heimdall said:
This scene is purely fictional, created entirely in my mind, but I like the idea of using your voice to speak up for what is right and I decided I would use my voice as my defense and protection. To represent it, I held the Rune to my throat and began my chant to Heimdall. Heimdall, imbibe this Rune with the power to defend and protect one's self and others. I believe as sentry, you possess this power completely.“First to reach my mother was Gjàlp. She gave me my voice…”“So you can talk, you mean?”“No,” I chuckle, “This kind of voice is the strength I need to make my voice heard when others are not brave enough to speak up for what is right.”“Does that get you in trouble with Grandpa?”“Yes. It does that a lot. Odin does not like it when I speak against his ideas and plans.”
I should point out that all of the chants I do come to me as I undertake the engravings. I don't plan them in advance. Later this week, when I do more, I will write everything down and take pictures to post at the end of the month. If you have suggestions for what could represent some of my remaining Runes, please let me know. I am always looking for ideas.