This Rune Taufr represents our connection to the wolf and the way of the wolf.
Our fascination and affinity to the wolf is ancient and crosses cultural and ancestral lines. The wolf brings forth both mysterious, haunting images and images of high social order and loyalty. The wolf can be a lone hunter or a pack hunter. It travels in packs which are it's family made up of a mating pair, some of their offspring and those youth that were accepted into the pack. They can cover great distances and have a well marked territory that is fiercely defended. Wolves are diligent hunters, following a herd for a long time, watching for the weak or infirm and waiting until they are in the perfect location to strike. Wolves have been noted to force a herd into a dry stream bed where it is hard for a deer or elk to keep footing in order to gain the advantage.
The wolf pack is the most natural example of how we live within tribes and clans. Wolf packs have an alpha female and an alpha male These are usually the only breeding pair of the pack and also the rulers. To acquire the position of alpha male usually consists of growling, sparing and the showing of teeth. It is much bluff and show but the alpha male is revealed. When a challenge comes for alpha female it is an outright violent battle and one that draws blood. When an alpha female decides to assert her dominance she attacks the other high ranking female relentlessly and will not stop until the wolf is wounded. This is not the picture that is usually painted for us. Once the alpha female has been established breeding happens within a short time. If the alpha pair allows it, the beta pair may also breed. This of course depends on the abundance of prey, for too many pups means hardship for all. Outside of breeding the primary responsibility of the alpha male and those that serve under him is the protection of the pack and the security of the boundaries of their territory. The social aspect of the wolf pack is remarkable. They communicate, care for each other, show affection and even concern. They celebrate the birth of pups with short barks and howls and they all play a part in raising the pups to become strong adults.
Ulhednar or the wolf skin warrior, were highly skilled, trained and fierce fighters. Like the berserker, they wore animal skins, drumming and dancing themselves into battle frenzy. These elite fighters were the Viking special forces. They were born, not created, as there are traits of the elite fighter that cannot be taught. They are born with keen senses, hearing, sight and reflexes which are recognized in their youth. The fighting strength, weaponry and agility were also a factor but like the wolf pack, every member of the Ulfhednar knew their place, their task and so they moved as a fierce fighting unit taking down everything in their path.
There are those whose totem, or fylgja (animal spirit) is a wolf. It is part of who we are, how we act and the shape our spirit takes when journeying. May this totem bring peace to your spirit.
Dimensions: 6.75" x
6.75" x .50" 3.2oz
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