PERTHO, Elder Futhark Rune, pendant. Perthro – literal meaning is unknown, esoteric meaning "the Norns, fate, lot-cup". Rune of fate and the unmanifest. Rune of probability and the role of luck in the evolutionary process of the all things. Universe at play. This rune governs:
Perception of the layers of örlög and wyrd
Manipulation of cause and effect
Placing runic forces in the stream of Nornic law
Alteration of probability and dependence on luck
The creation of favorable circumstances
Chance, gambling, divination and the art of guessing
It is important to remember that the true meaning of Perthro is unknown, although many have agreed that the idea of a "lot cup" seems fitting. A "lot cup" is an ancient dice box from which "lots" were cast by warriors seeking knowledge of their fate before a battle. Perthro represents orlog, a concept of the larger matrix of the universal law of cause and effect. It encompasses the fixed and unalterable law of action and reaction. Wyrd is the working out of the law of cause and effect on a personal level. It is not unalterably fixed, like orglog is. A person can move about within the web of their wyrd in accordance with their degree of conscious development.