Mythology Around Runes: Kaunaz

Mythology: 
The rune Kaunaz is associated with trustworthy gatekeeper of the gods, Heimdall, a deity as mysterious and brooding as a pine forest. Heimdall is a son of Odin, and it was his job to prevent mortals and giants from crossing the rainbow bridge, Bifrost, as it was prophesied that they would do, thereby bringing about Ragnarok, or the “Twilight of the Gods”. He was ever-watchful, and was thus identified with the vigilant owl. Heimdall is known as the “shining god”, and was personified as a torch or beacon. He stood between Asgard and the World of Humankind and is credited withpassing on the knowledge of the runes to mortals. Bonfires and beacons lit on mountaintops in order to pass on news of great importance were likewise associated with Heimdall and his rune, Kaunaz.

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