Peace is a Heathen Value!
Peace is an essential part of any thriving society. Though conflict and warfare may be an essential part of life for many cultures, living in peace is the ultimate goal for a majority of members of those societies.
This is absolutely true for the people of the OId Norse. Though we have heard tales of bloody conquest and savage barbarism concerning Vikings, we must we remember that these stories told were merely exaggerated tales of a few individuals.
To that effect, we can understand how important peace was to the people in the Old Norse, as they have given us two powerful words which both are translated as, peace: Frið and Grið
To begin the peace process, we galdr the rune, Nauð from the Younger Futhork.
We can think of this rune as a bringer of constraint and a call for the cessation of hostilities
These three runes, used as a sonic bind-rune, bring about a state of peaceful calm and joy.
Wujno – bringing Joy and comfort
Perthro – which creates a situation
Isa – calming and solidifying peace
This is the peace afforded through friendships. A friðstead can be established, where all attendees inside the establishment agree to a cessation of all hostilities and coexist in a peaceful environment. Frið bring the promise of safety and security.
This is the peace of a home and family. It is also the establishment of a truce. When someone was considered Griðlaus, they were without treaty and no repercussions would befall any person taking hostile action again a griðlaus individual. Grið offers the promise of no hostile actions will be set upon an individual.
Use this bindrune to establish a time and place for peace, of all kinds, for all whom you wish to beset with comfort, solace, safety and security.