Pagan Runes Used by Nazi Germany

The Hakenkreuz was the Pagan Germanic symbol of the God of Thunder known as Donnor or Thor.

The Sonnenrad or Sunwheel swastika was the old Norse representation of the sun. This symbol was adopted by the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking".

The Sig-Rune or Siegrune was symbolic of victory. In 1932 SS man Walter Heck an employee of the badge manufacturer firm of Ferdinand Hoffstatter drew two sig-runes side by side and the rest, so to speak, is history.

The Ger-Rune was symbolic of communal spirit.

The Wolfsangel or Wolf Hook was believed to possess the power to ward off wolves. It was adopted by the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich".

This Wolfsangel variant was adopted by the Dutch SS.

The Opfer-Rune symbolized self sacrifice and was used to commemorate the Nazi Party members killed in the 1923 Munich Putsch.

The Eif-Rune represented zeal and enthusiasm. It was the early insignia of the specially selected adjutants for Hitler.

The Leben-Rune or Life Rune was adopted by the SS Lebensborn Society which ran maternity homes for the unwed mothers of children fathered by SS men.

The Toten-Rune or Death Rune represented death and was used on Waffen-SS graves together with the Leben-Rune to indicate date of birth and date of death.

The Tyr-Rune also known as the Kampf or Battle Rune was the Pagan Germanic symbol of Tyr, the God of War.

The Heilszeichen or Prosperity symbols appeared on the SS Totenkopfring or Death's Head Ring awarded by Himmler to selected SS officers.

The Hagal-Rune was symbolic of faith.

The Odal-Rune symbolized kinship and family and the bringing together of people of similar blood or race. It was adopted by the SS Race and Settlement Office as well as the 7th SS Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division "Prinz Eugen".


the information on this page was taken from SS Officer Computer Research, an interesting & informative page that mainly focuses on the SS. go there.

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