THE FIRST RUNE OF THE ELDER FUTHARK
Rune of Freyr, the god of fertility, peace and abundance, it begins his Aett.
Old German – Fehu (“Cattle, Prosperity”)
Old Norse – Fé – (“Live livestock, Money”)
Old English – Feoh (“Cattle, Money”)
Gothic: Faihu – (“Cattle, Prosperity, Wealth”)
other: Feh, Fo
Character: magnetic and reversible rune
Symbol: cow horns
Color: bright red, gold, yellow
Stone: moss agate
Plant: elderberry, nettle
Animal: cat, swallow
Phase of the Moon: full
Positive: beginning, energy, material or spiritual wealth, moveable goods, money, gold, cattle, property, prosperity, fertility, abundance, well-being, development, multiplication, fire, strength, endurance, generosity, magnanimity, implementation, fruition, formation
Negative: loss, abuse of power, poverty, impoverishment, doubt, uncertainty, stopping, arresting, avarice, envy, waste, greed, lack, overload, imbalance, chaos, destruction, excessive ambition
Use the gifts of spirit and matter and share them with others. We do not lose anything by sharing . Set energy in motion and invest the capital.
The cattle is the symbol of this rune because the number of cattle has been determinant of social status among the Germanic tribes. This is where the English word ‘fee’ (cost) originates from. Fehu was related to the practice of the ruler’s payment to his subjects for their services, the aim was to create a magical bond between ruler and subjects.
Rune’s image was adapted from Mrooczlandia http://www.mrooczlandia.com/darmowe/index.php?plik=karty_runiczne