Elder Futhark Viking Rune Bunting: Eihwaz

“Eihwaz” – Viking rune for the letter EI

This rune can be sounded as “I” like in in “hid” or as “I” like in “tide”. Its literal meaning is “yew”, which was the tree the Scandinavian warriors chose to make their bows out of. Perhaps because of this, eihwaz is thought to symbolise resilient strength as well as the ability to deflect problems.