THE SIXTH RUNE OF THE ELDER FUTHARK
Old German: Kenaz ( “Torch”)
Old Norse: Kaun, Kauna, Kaunan ( “Inflammation, Pus”)
Old English: Cen ( “To Know, To Be Able To, Can”)
Gothic: Kusma ( “Swelling”)
other: Kano, Kusmas, Kaunaz
Character: energetic and reversible rune
Symbol: torch / mirror
Color: orange, red, bright red, purple
Plant: pine, primrose
Moon phase: new moon
Positive: opening, understanding, new insight, impulse, will, enthusiasm, willpower, inner fire, romance, hobby, passion, desire, love, sex, impregnation, heat, flame, light in the darkness, idea, creativity, creation, revelation, enlightenment, renewal, look from a different perspective as if in the mirror, science, education, knowledge, exam, crafts, job offer, professional development
Negative: chill, darkness, ignorance, flash in the pan, crusting in the old schemes, fever, ulcer, exacerbation, suppression of feelings, lack of will, lack of stability, the excess of energy, aversion to learning, sexual disorders, expiring passion in the relationship
Develop creative talents. Look inside yourself. Open up to the new possibilities, but do not play with fire.
In most sources there is no assignment of Kenaz to specific deities, except for one rather unclear attributing the patronage to Heimdall, Freyr and Freyja. The word “can” associated with this rune shows exactly the character of Kenaz.
Rune’s image was adapted from Mrooczlandia http://www.mrooczlandia.com/darmowe/index.php?plik=karty_runiczne