Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Feoh - Cattle

I have covered the Feoh-Rune again recently, but the meaning 'cattle' has a number of different layers of symbolism one of which I am going to look at here, one that I think has not been discussed here before. It is such a simple meaning which has so much symbolism. This follows from the post of 17th March 2016, 'Ur - Rune of the Vril-Force' which linked the Ur-Rune to the Vril-Force.

In the post the name 'Vril' was seen as being taken from 'virile' by Bulwer-Lytton, though we do not know this for sure. Lord Lytton used this as the name of a mighty and terrible force wielded by an underground race which he referred to as 'The Coming Man', in the book of the same name. This power, it seems, was mightier in the hands of the female, though the roots connected to it are all male in polarity. 

I will have to go over some of the things brought up in the aforesaid blog post in order to make this one clear. The term virile stems from the Latin vir meaning -

  • power
  • strength
  • energy
  • masculine force
From this we also get 'virtue' which was a sign of nobility and of the Divine Hero; indeed, the earliest Greek form of the roots of these terms actually meant 'Divine Hero'. This was the 'Demi-God' who was half-god and half-man, a god-in-the-flesh so to speak. 

Having linked this to the Ur-Rune I am now going to link this to the Feoh-Rune as well. Both the Feoh-Rune and Ur-Rune are connected to 'cattle'; I mentioned in the post that in both Latin and Sanskrit vir/vira has been associated with cattle. The link between the Vril and the Feoh-Rune lies not only in the meaning 'cattle' but also in the Old Irish spelling of their term for vira/wera - 'fer' giving us also 'fearg' which was the 'Wolfish-Rage' linked to our Woda-Force. 'Fer' means 'man' but as with the other spellings this refers to the Divine Hero, and not to 'mankind' in general. 

Just as the Ur-Rune shows the Horns of the Aurochs, the Feoh-Rune shows the Horns of the Stag. Here there may well be a subtle difference, for the Aurochs is the 'moor-stomper', i.e. roams the moors, and the Stag is more at home in the forests and woodlands. Feoh is the power of the woodlands and forests, whereas Ur is the power of the heathlands and the moors. I have shown before how Feoh-Ur-Thorn are connected together as a powerful force FE-UR-TH. We should look at these now -

FE - Has been associated with 'wildfire' as well as the Horns of the Stag, and also to Frey and Freya (Ingui). It is associated with Fire and Light. This is also the Primal Rune. 

UR - This is a Rune of Origins (Primal) and of the Wild Aurochs (Ur-Ox) that roams the wilderness, or did roam the wilderness. It is the ancestor of our own cattle and thus the 'Primal Cattle'. It is symbolic of strength, of power, of might, and of the wilderness-force. 

TH - This again is a mighty force since its Germanic Form - Thuraz - stems from the 'Thurs' or 'Giants'; it is also the Hammer of Thunor since Thunor/Thor is Goten-Joten (Thurs) and has the strength of both within him. This power is the Fylfot-Swastika too, and this is a turning-force of mighty power and energy, it is also a 'sending-force' and its power could be likened to nuclear-fission perhaps. 

We can see here how these three are Runes of Power and Runes of Energy, all of them in some way linked together. But the power of Vril has been associated with the 'Third Eye' by Miguel Serrano who suggests this is the means of 'communication' with other worlds. Although Serrano would not have quoted Aleister Crowley the latter also saw the Vril-Force (he spelt it VRIHL) as being the seat of communication with other dimensions of being. Lord Lytton has none of this in his works, as far as my reading of the book goes anyway. Lytton's Vril is a powerful force of creation-destruction.

The Feoh-Rune can be seen as the Rune of the Vira, the Divine Hero, and its association with the element of Fire connects to this idea; Gandalf the Wizard had a ring called Narya which represented 'Fire'. He used the Feoh-Rune too, no doubt due to this association. The Ferg of Irish Mythology is connected to the famous Ulster Hero, Cu Cuchlainn and this is certainly the 'Wolfish-Rage' associated with what we call the Wod or Woda-Force. Now, in the ALU-ULA Three Cauldrons the area around the Crown/Third Eye is linked to the Cauldron Odroerir, which links this area to the Od-Force or Wod-Force, and thus to the Vril-Force. It is, in fact, an area of 'excited activity', 'mental excitement' and of 'divine inspiration' etc. which could well link this to the point of communication with the Higher Powers. 

The name 'Woden' or 'Wodan' means 'Master of Wod' which tells us that this god has mastered this Primal Force - the Od or Wod. An alternative name for Vril is the 'Odic Force'. It is perhaps not too well known that the root of Wuotan - WUOT - means 'all-pervasive' or 'all-penetrating' which refers to this Universal Force. This is connected to the 'Giant' named Wade, father of Wayland the Smith, since the Root *wat can refer at one level to water, i.e. to an all-pervasive 'fluid-like' force. The Hvarena (Persian) and the Brosingamen Necklace (Saxon) are both connected to the idea of 'Fire-in-Water'. 

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