GMC Eihwaz or iwaz yew tree GO Eihwas yew tree OE Eoh or eow yew tree or mountain ash ON ihwar yew (in runic inscription only) Phonetic value is uncertain, "e/i"
Eihwas represents the spinning World Tree, Yggdrasil. It is the
axis about which all else revolves and spins out of. It contains the
mystery of life and death. It is a life giving force which has its
roots in the Underworld and death. The yew is a powerful stave of
protection and banishing, not only because of its association with the
forces of life and death, but because of its association with the bow
made of yew wood.