The sixth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of burning; it represents both torchlight and ulcers. As such, it is associated with torches that seek and discover, as well as torches that light the hearth of safe places. It’s the torch of the forge and creation—but also transformation. And with transformation, we get the risk and the warning, the dis-ease and discomfort.