I'm waiting for my second werewolf book to come back from its first set of edits, but I wanted to make another rune post. In my new werewolf book the rune Kenaz becomes important to Alexis. Kenaz traditionally means torch. Kenaz’s element is fire. It is the rune of burning light, heat and warmth physically. Mentally it is the rune of an awakened and enlightened mind. In a reading it may shed light on an unknown or unacknowledged aspect of the person, as it does for Alexis. If reversed Kenaz may indicate an impending loss or the arrival of darkness on an important path. Depending on what other runes Kenaz falls with the loss may be temporary or more permanent. I loved this pewter pendant of Kenaz. You can find it at Kaboodle. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/rune-kenaz-pewter-pendant-on-cord
Monday, March 11, 2013
In my first werewolf book Marked, the werewolves had marks that appeared on their arms in the midst of their transformation. The marks revealed an important aspect of the werewolf. In that book I described the marks but didn’t identify them as runes in the story. I only described the shape of the symbols, though I based all the descriptions on runes seen in the Futhark. In my second werewolf book I use the runes more. Admittedly, in my own made up way!! Mannaz was one of marks described in my first book.
Mannaz represents humanity, and thus Midgard. More generally speaking it can represent our personal connections, from our immediate circle of family and friends to the wider community around us. It also represents our connection with the Gods and with nature, through the two Norse myths of the creation of humans; the first where they sprang from Ymir's body, and the second in which they were created from two logs by a river. Mannaz is home and all those whose lives we touch.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
In doing some research for my second werewolf book I’ve been reading about runes. In my book Marked the werewolves had symbols on their wrists when they transformed and I based the shapes on runes. My second book will have a bit more about runes in it so I decided to share some of that information here just because it was interesting to me and might be to someone else. DISCLAIMER!! I do not profess to be any kind of EXPERT in runes or even have much knowledge about them. Actually I have NO knowledge except what I’m beginning to learn now. I’m just gathering some general basic information and that’s what I hope to share.
No one knows EXACTLY how old runes are. Evidence of them can be seen as far back as 1300BC. Runes have names which have meaning indicating they had some magical or religious significance. The word rune itself comes from the Norse word Runa meaning secret or mystery. Runes represent objects, gods, people animals, concepts and occurrences. They are frequently felt to have a symbology that is a powerful form of communication. There is believed to be a link between the power of the mind as well as other magical properties which are represented by the symbology contained within each symbolic letter. Rune stones are set of 24 ancient alphabetic symbols although the number of runes was somewhat fluid over time. The basic 24 are called the FuThark which comes from the sounds of the six letters. The 24 Runic signs are arranged into three families of 8 runes each. Later I’ll share more about meanings of some runes.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
If you will!!! LOL!! I'm being a beggar today. Hoping that anyone who has read my books will be willing to click on one (or all if you're feeling unbelievably generous) of the links below and give me a review. I'll appreciate you forever!!! If for some reason these don't work the links are available in the sidebar of the blog except for the goodreads one!
Breathe at goodreads
Marked at Amazon
Breathe at B&N
Breathe At Amazon
Breathe at goodreads
Marked at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Marked-The-Pack-ebook/dp/B008AB8IXC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343511267&sr=1-1&keywords=marked+suzanne+coxRL’s for books
Marked at barnes and nobles
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I thought I'd give an update on where I'm at right now with books and writing. I'm presently trying hard to get Book 2 of my werewolf series done. I'd originally planned to title it Relentless. But wow, there are an awful lot of books with that title. So I'm trying to come up with something else. I'm open to suggestions if anyone wants to give one. Also I'm busy getting organized to post links to my second book Breathe, the first book in my Atlantis series. Breathe is now live and available at Amazon and B&N and hopefully very soon at Ibooks. I'll also, hopefully, have links to print versions of both books shortly. I'll be having a book extravaganza later this month, more info to come on that...well...LATER!!! There will be prizes!! So that's it for now but much more to come soon!!