Cognates: English, day; German, 'Tag' (day)
The form for dagaz predominates from 175 to 750 in Scandinavia. also predominates on the continent, and the form, , which is said to be typical of the continent, only appeared twice out of 25 instances. Later, it became common in the Anglo-Saxon runes after 650.


Texts linked to Dagaz

Old English Rune Poem

Day is sent by the Lord,
beloved by mankind,
the glorious light of the Creator,
a source of joy and hope
to the haves and have-nots,
of benefit to everyone.

Old English Rune Poem, as translated by Marijane Osborn

Day is a much loved messenger.
That glory above brings gladness
and hope to rich and poor,
with purpose for all.



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