Jonas Lau Markussen

ᚭ Áss

Áss or óss means either a member of the family of the æsir (i.e. the Norse gods) or a river mouth.

 

 

Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:

 

Áss is aged Gautr*
and prince of Ásgarðr
and lord of Vallhalla.

*Gautr is another name for Oðinn

 

 

Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:

 

A river mouth is the way of most journeys;
but a scabbard is of swords.

 

 

LO: Long-branch
SH: Short-twig
ST: Staveless
VA: Variant
TW: Twig-runes
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration

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