The tenth rune of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of need. After change (Hagalaz) comes, you need to figure out how to move forward. Nauthiz is need over want. It asks us to work with our limitations and rely on ourselves to persevere and overcome—or innovate a clever way around. It is the need that must be met, one way or another, to move through confusion and into acceptance. It is culturally linked (though not attested) with the goddess Sigyn, victory woman, lady of endurance and fidelity. She shows us how doing what must be done, through love and loyalty, brings us into right action with ourselves and others.