|The form for the rune Gebo is and it has never changed.|
|Related to the German Gabe (gift), and to English give.|
Texts related to Gebo
Old English Rune Poem
Generosity is a grace in men of position and deserving of praise a prop to their honour;
and for all the dispossessed it is a help and a means of survival,
when they have no other.
Old English Rune Poem, as translated by Marijane Osborn
Giving is a grace that gains respect
and honor for the giver; those owning nothing
find it a help when perhaps there's no other.
Eighteenth Runic Stanza of the Havamal
I know an eighteenth that I never tell
To maiden or wife of man,
A secret I hide form all
Except the love who lies in my arms,
Or else my own sister.