Original meaning: Knowledge
situation is fluid. Changes occur. Trust your intuition - your
unconscious knows the correct course of action to follow. Pay attention
to your dreams.
Lagu is another
journey rune, this one of the sea. It is to Sigel, what Eh is to Ræd.
It is the rune of the rough passage, of the terrifying transformation.
An alternate name for this rune in the Proto-Germanic is Laukaz or the
leek. Leeks are known for their rapid growth and are sacred to the god
Thunor (Thor). Here again we see the North Sea storm symbolism for
Thunor is god of the Thunderstorm. Lagu, therefore refers to rapid
uncontrolled change which if geared towards growth can be helpful, but
if allowed to go astray may lead to destruction. Leeks were also used
for healing though, and this is Lagu's good aspect. Physical healing in
and of itself can be a rapid though controlled process like the growth
of a leek, and rapid change if controlled can lead to great progress
for any undertaking.
Lagu's name means
"sea" and this indicates that the rune itself may have links to Wyrd.
Much of the water symbolism in Norse Mythology was tied to the concept
of Wyrd (see Bauschtaz), and the rune Lagu is perhaps no different.
Lagu may refer to one caught in the results of their own deeds, caught
in their own wyrd, being tossed about like an uncontrolled ship on the
ocean. Lagu may then be those times in life of great travail,
bankruptcy, divorce, family deaths, things that often seem beyond our
In divination, Lagu can
indicate rapid change good or bad. In spellwork Lagu can be usedto
promote growth and healing, but one must be careful to control these
processes. A safer rune to use for such things is Beorc