Fehu: In ancient times, possessing a date palm tree was a source of wealth, since it provided food, clothing, utensils, oil, and wood.
Uruz: The durability of a palm tree is its many uses for people.
Thurisaz: The leaves of some species of palm trees can cut flesh if the person is not careful.
Ansuz: Palm trees have been important to humans by providing them with the means to live in arid areas and on islands worldwide.
Raidho: Because dates are portable and energy dense, people carry them on caravans.
Kennaz: Since hybridization of palm species readily occur, the taxonomy of palm trees is problematic. Botanists need skill to organize them into meaningful genera, because there is flux amongst the entire group.
Gifu: The gift of the palm tree is its usefulness to humans. For example, people chew palm nuts, harvest wax, and make furniture from palms.
Wunjo: Seeing an oasis of date palms in a dessert makes people happy.
Hagalaz: Coconuts fall from palm trees and hit the ground hard.
Nauthiz: Palm trees fill the need of hunger with dates, coconuts, nuts, and palm hearts.
Isa: Palms are trees, and by nature are stationary.
Jera: Palm trees have contributed to mankind’s success in populating arid lands.
Eihwaz: With their shade, palm trees provide introspection by inviting people to sit under them.
Perthro: The probability of a palm tree dropping coconuts on a person depends on the wind, ripeness, the position of the person, amongst other things.
Elhaz: In South Carolina, sabal palmetto logs were used in building Fort Moultrie. The spongy wood absorbed or deflected cannonballs.
Sigel: Palms wood is used for torches, and palm oil for cooking.
Tyr: Protecting endangered palms takes dedication since cross-pollination leads to hybrid species.
Berkana: In 2005, a 2,000 year-old date palm seed was successfully germinated.
Ehwaz: In ancient Mesopotamia, owning many date palms was a sign of status.
Mannaz: Scientists have grouped the 2,600 species of palms into the Monocot Order of Arecales. The Family Arecaceae has about 15 sub-families, with almost 200 genera.
Laguz: Palm wine, syrup and oil are made from palm trees.
Inguz: The potential of palm trees lie in their multiple uses for people.
Dagaz: The palm tree changed the future for humans by providing for their needs, and by being portable.
Othala: Today, trees live in widespread places ranging from islands to deserts.