Runes of the elder Futhark


GMC	othala	ancestral property
GO	thal	property
OE	thel	homeland, property
ON	dhal	nature, inborn quality

(not in Younger Futhark)

Othala is the rune of the sacred enclosure, the homeland, the village, the homestead. It is the family group, its customs, lands and language as well as the duties and responsiblities that go along with maintaining family ties. It can be used to invoke a solid and peaceful family or group life, and to continual growth and prosperity. It is the "inherited" wealth that comes from one's ancestors, the customs as well as property or physical attributes. It represents the wise management of family assets or one's family or kin.