Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Ingwaz
Norse (Viking): Inguz
Old English: Ing
Other Names/Spellings: Enguz, Iggus, Ingvarr, Ingwar

Pronunciation
Ing-wahz

English Letter Equivalent
NG diphthong as in FINGER.

Translation
Angel. The god Ing

Meaning
Harmony. Approval. Unity, agreement. Love. Peace.

Characteristics
Ingwaz is named for the Norse hero-god Ing, who came from across the sea to unite his people of Viking Jutland, and returned whence he came leaving peace and harmony. Ingwaz representing Ing therefore symbolises peace, unity, harmony, agreement, togetherness and undying love between romantic partners.

It portends completion, the certainty of a conclusion. This could include the male orgasmic force, or birth as the conclusion to pregnancy. Ingwaz is associated with healthy, wholesome sexuality, a strong, affectionate family, and a safe, secure hearth and home. It also symbolizes protection, and contains the idea of a beacon, a light shining in the darkness, and therefore, spiritual inspiration.

Personal Interpretation
On you spiritual path you may feel isolated, but within you burns the fire of inspiration urging you onward and upward. Feed the fire by perseverance. Seek answers but don’t get encumbered with irrelevant questions. Live one day at a time, knowing that the past is just a memory, the future just a dream, and the here and now is what matters.

Reverse
Ingwaz has no reverse.

Converse
Love, harmony or peace may be hard to achieve, but persevere.
A lover may be shy – help them to declare.

Runic Number
22

Color
Yellow

Element
Earth and Water

Polarity
Male

Associated gods
Ing, Frey

Astrological Correspondence
Cancer, the New Moon