Wardruna – Runaljod Gap Var Ginnunga – Kauna (folk music, new age, ambience)

kauna

The  Kauna Rune

English Letter Equivalent
Hard C as in cat. K as in king.

Translation
A firebrand or torch. In some translations, an ulcer, wound or opening.

Meaning
Heat, light, enlightenment. Possibly mistaken: burning. an opening, ulcer or injury and thus mental anguish.

Characteristics
Kauno’s main significance is related to fire, light, warmth, enlightenment and knowledge. It sheds light on the path, dispels the dark shadows of ignorance, and helps us to see with true discernment. It suggests that understanding must lead to action, and light in the darkness implies spiritual illumination. Kauno also represents the natural warmth and companionship of the home fire and thus, good health.

In its rather suspect “ulcer” translation it can represent a doorway or portal leading from darkness to light. It could also be taken as a warning to beware sources of heat or light, or of physical danger. So, if you are using this interpretation, take care against accidents, treat any illness or infirmity, and resolve your mental dilemmas.

Lyrics:

Kauna riv i nattevind
kovnar ei av anden din.
Isen smeltar av ditt ljos
Kauna røyner bleike spor.
Kauna siv i løyndom inn
lysar opp i auge skin.
Elden rensar hugen min
Kaun, logen brenn!

“This is a translation into English. Beware that the text is open to interpretation, so I have tried to translate by finding the most fitting words and not the meaning itself. I have not translated the name of the rune which is kaun. But I think its clear that we talk about fire here”. – Jon Ola Gisnås on Youtube.

Kauna flickers in the windy night

does not choke of your breath

Ice melts of its light

kauna leaves a pale trail

kauna slips in secretly

lights up your vision

the fire refines your spirit

kaun, the torch burns!

Wardruna – Runaljod Gap Var Ginnunga – Kauna

I love how ritualistic Wardruna’s sound is.

Rune kauna

This is the rune … Kauna

Kauna riv i nattevind
kovnar ei av anden din.
Isen smeltar av ditt ljos
Kauna røyner bleike spor.
Kauna siv i løyndom inn
lysar opp i auge skin.
Elden rensar hugen min
Kaun, logen brenn!

“This is a translation into English. Beware that the text is open to interpretation, so I have tried to translate by finding the most fitting words and not the meaning itself. I have not translated the name of the rune which is kaun. But I think its clear that we talk about fire here”. – Jon Ola Gisnås on Youtube.

Kauna flickers in the windy night

does not choke of your breath

Ice melts of its light

kauna leaves a pale trail

kauna slips in secretly

lights up your vision

the fire refines your spirit

kaun, the torch burns!