Original meaning: Possessions
An inheritance. Money matters are favored. You may receive assistance from older relatives or long time friends.
(Ethel) is the rune of the household and the estate, its sentiment is
summed up in the phrase "A man's home is his castle." It is the rune of
the home life and the safety of the home. However, to keep this estate
one must uphold what is right and keep the moral codes of the
community. Éþel symbolizes the customs and morals of the tribe, its
laws. It is also the rune of inheritance and of nobility. It is
therefore linked to one's hereditary traits as well as one's
personality traits brought about by their up bringing. This can be seen
as part of one's personal wyrd or that of the family or clan.
can also be seen as that type of mægen which is linked to one place or
group of people. Whereas other runes symbolize mægen in general, the
mægen Éþel represents is tied to specific families. It is the might of
ancestral homelands, of ancient clans. Whereas féh represents mobile
power, Éþel represents that power which is fixed, stable, and far more
powerful in the long run.
It is the rune
of the enclosure known as the tribe, a group of people banded together
for mutual protection from the wilds outside. Ancient Northern Europe
was sometimes a difficult place to survive, in many ways like the
American frontier. Warfare with Celts and Romans and even with other
Germanic tribes was often the case. Yet, one's homeland was safe, a
place where one was surrounded by a loving caring community. Yet this
safety can only be kept as long as ancient customs and laws are
observed, as long as what is right is done.
divination, Éþel can indicate an inheritance either of a physical or
spiritual nature. In spellwork, it can be used to enforce customary law
or to protect one's estate