runes_pattern     catalogue





WUNJO



(Joy)

Personal happiness, Success and recognition of worth

Wunjo represents happiness through self and ones own efforts rather than through others, achievement and is often used as a focus for those needing success.

To the Vikings happiness meant enough food, shelter and wealth and acceptance as part of a kin and although this rune only appears in the Anglo-Saxon Poem, the symbol is one who knows few, (sometimes translated as `a little) of troubles - but also who himself has power and blessedness. The second translation makes more sense, suggesting that it is those who have experienced hardships who know the importance of taking happiness as it comes and above all finding personal joy through ones own actions and not expecting life to provide bounties.