Switch to Forum Live View What is an Aett?
|5 years ago :: Sep 30, 2008 - 3:26PM #11|
[QUOTE=shawnf;721965]I think this pretty well sums up what each Aett is essentially about. They represent a process. I'd say that rather than the aett influencing the rune's meaning, it's more like there are connections among the runes within each of the aettir. Similarly, there are connections among the runes that fall in the same positions within each aett. For example Fehu -- Hagalaz --Tiwaz are each the first rune in their respective aett. To me, they represent sort of the developmental arc of a single principle.
I don't dispute the idea that other connections influence the overall relationships of the staves. For example, the Old English Rune Poem contains imagery (towns) which suggests a direct connection to Othila. And of course there are other forms of imagery connections as well (Fehu->Eihwaz being a good example) which suggest other cycles are possible as well.
However, I think that this is beyond the scope of the investigation as to what the significance of the aettir is.