It is not uncommon for letters, pictographs and symbols to have deep hidden meanings—even magical power, for cultures around the world have rich histories and stories connected to symbols, letters and written words. Other countries and cultures too have symbols and writing systems that were multi-dimensional, that is, their writing systems in application could not only be read as words and every day messages or chronicles, but also could convey that meanings that were profound, sacred or even used as divination.
I recently have spent some time studying my Scandinavian roots on my Father’s side. Their ancient writing was called RUNES. Each rune or letter is a pictograph and has a literal and spiritual meaning as well as a sound associated with it.
Just because the western world only uses one single aspect of their writing and ignores the other aspects doesn’t negate the other meanings. When words are view in full context of the natures of these scripts, so much MORE is conveyed. For example in runic writing the name ODIN, the chief god in Scandinavia who is also known as WODEN, his name in runes breaks down to:
So in effect Woden’s name tells us a powerful story:
I created this chart based on additional research on rune meanings and on Wilcken’s interpretation of the rune symbols of Woden:
More examples of writing symbols with deeper meanings:
- O-U baybayin and the meanings in the sanskrit symbol of Om
- The Magical Meaning of Woden in Nordic Lore
- Esoteric Meanings of the YHWH Tetragrammaton and Bathala & Bahala Baybayin
- The 4 Letters of God “YHWH” in Hebrew
- Deeper Meanings of Symbols on Native American Pottery
- Stone age jottings the seeds of written communication
- Reiki Symbols and Meanings by Rahul Thadani
- English Alphabet has Numerology Meanings
- Deeper Meanings of Sanskrit Writing Symbols
- The symbols of Ba, B and Berkana