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Gebo

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.


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