Hi, I’m your friendly neighborhood antifascist viking who has been studying the viking age and migration period for the past 4 years and you should probably know the truth about this symbol:

This is not the real Othal rune. This is a corruption of the rune created and used by Nazis, and has no place in the historical fuþark. Note the wings. You may not know, but it is not a real rune and is actually a racist symbol.

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This is the real othal rune. Note the lack of wings. It emerged around 200 AD with the rest of the elder fuþark, and in the elder fuþark represents the sound /o/. Its name refers to the estate, the ancestral land, belonging to a noble family. In Old English, a member of a noble family is called an æþeling.

Thanks for hearing me out!