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English: The Algiz or Elhaz rune ᛉ (identical in shape to the Younger Futhark Man rune) came to be understood as symbolizing "life" and called the "life rune" (German Lebensrune). This term occurs as early as the 1920s in the literature of Germanic mysticism, and it came to be widely used within the Nazi Party and Nazi Germany, e.g. in official prescriptions for the various uniforms of the Sturmabteilung. The Yr rune ᛦ came to be seen as the "life rune" inverted and interpreted as "death rune" (Todesrune) During the World War II era, these two runes (ᛉ for "born", ᛦ for "died") came to be used in obituaries and on tomb stones as marking birth and death dates, replacing asterisk and cross symbols (* for "born", ✝ for "died") conventionally used in this context in Germany.
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Part of Elder Futhark (15, Peorð, Sowilō),
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