Ingwaz can be drawn in two different symbols, both representing the same idea. Either two X’s stacked one on top of the other, or just the center diamond shape that is made from these two X’s (see in image above or below).
Ingwaz translation: Ing (the god), Angel
Other spellings: Ing, Ingwar
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Ingwaz is a rune that primarily represents the male fertility, or just masculinity and sexuality in general. This rune relates to the god Ing (read about below).
This can also represent agriculture, and sowing the seeds during spring for a fruitful crop. This rune can also represent a major event occurring or a turning point that’s about to happen.
Don’t be afraid to plant ideas for the future now. Things are going to change, and you can take the reigns and choose what direction it goes.
Think about male figures in your life when you see this rune, and it may be a good idea to seek them out for advice. They may have the answers you’ve been looking for.
Ingwaz is the rune relating to the god Ing (Yngvi), who is also known as Freyr, which means lord. He was the male fertility god, as well as thought to be king and the ruler. He bestowed peace on the land in Sweden, even after death. He was one of the most important gods in Norse mythology, ruling over fertility, agriculture, and the weather.
All of this power is bestowed into this rune. That’s why ingwaz is such a powerful rune, because it all relates to this god.
Relating To Other Runes
How can you infuse your life with the runes around Ingwaz? Maybe these ideas are the seed you need to plant for a successful growth season and for change to occur.
If there are runes that are upside down near this rune, it could symbolize what’s stopping you from these changes occurring. Try to release these blockages.
Curious about the runes I use? I have a set of rune dice and a set of white agate runes.
- Find shorter definitions to all of the other runes here: Elder Futhark Runes
- New to rune casting? Read how to cast runes here
- Get yourself some rune dice? This is how to use them in a rune reading rather than casting a full set of runes.