Norse (Viking): Dag, Daeg
Old English: Daeg
Other names/spellings: Daaz, Dagr, Dagar, Dagur, Dags, Daguz
English Letter Equivalent: D as in dog, DJ as in Django Reinhardt, DTH as in breadth.
Meaning Day. Daylight. Dawn. Breakthrough. Radical change.
A breakthrough. A new dawn or a major change of direction. Achievement and prosperity, a successful conclusion to a passage. Darkness is behind you because a new day has begun.
Dagaz means day, and in the Nordic lands of long nights and winters, the day is strongly associated with light and life. Dagaz is the essence of natural daylight, the new light of dawn, and the strength of the sun. Spiritually, it is the divine light, the high point of the natural cycle of darkness-light-darkness. It signifies brightness, growth, progress, development, and sometimes fundamental change.
Plant: Clary Sage
Reverse: Dagaz has no reverse.
Converse: A false dawn. The time is not right for change. The daylight is yet to come. Persevere and trust in your strength and ability.
Runic Number: 24
Color: Light Blue
Element: Fire and Air
Associated gods: Heimdall
The Rune Poem: Verse XXIV Dagaz
Day is Odin’s messenger, dear to men, The Ruler’s glorious light, Mirth and hope to prosperous and poor, Useful to all.