Traditional meaning: horse
Meanings when upright:
Meanings when inverted:
Ehwaz can be useful for:
Anglo-Saxon rune poem:
Eh byþ for eorlum æþelinga wyn,
hors hofum wlanc, ðær him hæleþ ymb[e]
welege on wicgum wrixlaþ spræce
and biþ unstyllum æfre frofur.
The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors.
A steed in the pride of its hoofs,
when rich men on horseback bandy words about it;
and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless.
There is not a Norwegian rune poem for Ehwaz.
A modern poem:
A full belly, bonfire blazing
just a little bit away,
saved a place
for me in the circle of friends
as the sun dips below and day comes to an end.
Your arms are the only chariot I trust,
whether half-asleep in drowsy lust
or the fateful day my vessel decides
it's time to return to dust.
you will exhume me from my body,
whisk me so swiftly away
to a hospital in a place I cannot here name
the Second Death.
You promised you'd never leave me behind,
and as long as in your embrace I am
I am assured of your vow I am not bereft.
Psychopomp and Rainbow Bridge,
the two of us whose entire fates hinge
on being able to pass between worlds.
The first colors to breach the metaclysma:
speckled red and shiny merle.