this is a real electrical symbol but it’s very similar but upside down to a rune stone symbol and i consider it medicine on my walk today: Mannaz can be complex. It is on one hand simply Man = Human. More specifically, human in a perfected state. I view it as being ‘born of’ Wunjo – as it’s shape is of two Joy runes kissing. Mannaz, being a child of Joy- Joy tempered with, and built upon, the nature of struggles overcome and sweetened with sorrow. I see Wunjo as Joy based on reality, not fantasy. We experience Wunjo as children because we know no better, and as we get older, we cherish it because we do.

I also view Mannaz as being ‘born of’ Uruz, Aurochs- ‘a fierce horn fighter’ primal, great raw power. , it’s shape is of the Ur runes ‘mated’…so I think of it as Man, born of and into the raw primal powers – Uruz, as well as Man born of Wunjo.

Teiwaz. The God Tyr, a great warrior, a Victory rune- also the rune of prices worth paying. The understanding that life costs, sometimes dearly, and one should choose wisely what sacrifices must be made, and then make them gladly. Teiwaz also a guiding star, for navigation through dark places and rough seas and back home again safely.

Here Teiwaz grows into the World Tree, roots deep in the underworld, nourished by the wells of wisdom and knowledge, crown high up in the heavens. Mannaz in it’s place in Middle Earth, linked eternally to the the tree, able to climb above and below.