September 28, 2017
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.
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration