At the beginning of this year, I got my first #tattoo done. This was a tattoo that had a lot of meaning to me in my life. I had #fenrir drawn on my calf with the runes #tyr#tyr written down. Týr was the god of Law & Justice. He had the courage and bravery to protect the gods of the Æsir by sacrificing his arm to bind the beast to his side.
ᛏ = is named directly after Týr (God of Law & Justice) it is also a sign of protection and Leadership. I also make sure I lead for others while protecting them too.
ᛦ = has two meanings (man & elk depending on elder or younger futhark) man as I am male or elk in which the horns of the elk represent the branches that hold up Yggdrasil (The tree of life/world tree) which holds represents birth, growth, death and rebirth. This is important to me as I believe that there is more to life than what we can currently see physically. Yggdrasil also translates into "Horse". In which we ride on the journey in life. Which then comes to the last rune.
ᚱ = Reið (Ride) we're all on a ride somewhere in life. Whether its to better ourselves, achieve a goal or a new life. We're all riding that horse to Yggdrasil for rebirth.
I plan on getting more art done in the future. However i wanted to take this time to reflect on this very positive bunch of runes that are now a part of me. I wanted to reflect on that not everything is bad in life. I've been experiencing some downfalls recently due to personal issues with mental health, family and just other things that life has thrown at me. When i think of it now. Life isnt that bad. Justneed to remind myself everyone faces obstacles and that we're all on a journey.
If you've reached this far, i appreciate it. I hope you've learned something new about Old Norse runes and mythology. I suggest anyone who wants to learn a new language, way of life and understanding to read up on Old Norse. Its taught me so much.
Anyway im going to bed, originally this was meant to be jusy a selfie upload. But i felt the selfie represented my feelings this evening. Night y'all!! \m/
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