Original meaning: Good outcome
efforts bear fruit. Good results are expected. A child may be
conceived, a love affair may begin. Good fortune is yours at this time.
name of the rune Ing is also the name of the Norse god Frey. Therefore
the rune Ing is a rune of fertility, peace, and plenty. Many runesters
see it as the "castrated male," but in truth, it is the virile father.
Ing is the principal of male virility and along with Beorc is the rune
of the start of new life. While Beorc is the nurturing of motherhood,
Ing is the protectiveness of the father. Ing was protector of the
frith, the peace that surrounded a community along with the prosperity
that kept it safe. Frith guilds in Anglo-Saxon England kept the peace,
and Ing is a good rune for policemen and other "officers of the peace."
Wars and strife broke the peace necessary for the care of crops and
animals. Ing therefore symbolizes a provider, protector, and leader.
is also tied to the hero who shows up out of nowhere to save a kingdom
and then returns whence he came. This motiff is common throughout
Northern European mythology and may give the rune added meanings. Ing
may indicate the knight in shining armor, the one that shows up
suddenly to set things to right and then leaves as quickly as they
came. In this sense Ing may indicate unexpected gifts from the gods,
the sudden happy surprise.
Ing can indicate a prosperous period of peace, sometimes romantic love.
In spellwork, it can be used to promote fertility and peacefulness