Runes Collection: HAGALAZ

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Welcome to the Runes collection. The Runes are a Norse alphabet that have been used in divination since around 150 AD. In the Elder Futhark, there are 24 runes (plus a blank rune), and each symbol has a host of meanings. I have been casting the runes for nearly 20 years, and they have deep personal meaning to me. 
These candles are appropriate for burning during meditation and spellwork, as well as just to enjoy their lovely scents.

HAGALAZ - Upheaval: With the hailstorm comes dramatic and transformative change. Lavender buds, tonic water, salt, and ozonic musk.

Chris's note: I began to work on this rune about a month into the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, and meditating more on it has given me a deeper understanding of its meanings. Some of its primary meanings denote delays, disappointments, and constraints imposed by things outside of our own control-- certainly things many of us are feeling right now amidst the shutdowns. But also I found that Hagalaz also harnesses the power of creating radical change from destruction. In that way, it is somewhat akin to the Tower card in tarot, only with ice instead of fire.

My initial instinct when crafting this scent blend was to create something cacophonous, but the more I sat with the concept, I decided to lean into an interpretation of its literal name-- hail. I created a colder blend to showcase the transformative nature of ice and storm, but also one that can be used as an anchor in times of upheaval and panic. May the world that emerges after this storm be more just, and may we all strive to make it so.

Racism and white supremacy / white separatism have no place in Norse belief and Paganism, and those who espouse such beliefs are an insult to their Gods. At Sihaya & Company, we believe in racial equality and are committed to anti-racist work. We also feel strongly that racists should not be allowed to take our sacred symbols and use them for hate without a fight. 10% of the Runes Collection sales will be donated to the Black Visions Collective


Available in candle tin or glass tumbler format.

Tins: Our 8oz candle tin measures 3" wide by 2" deep, and holds approximately 7 oz of wax by weight. The wax is topped with an overspray of iridescent glitter. The candles burn for approximately 30-35 hours.

Glass tumblers: These candles measure 3" wide by 3.5" tall, and contain 9 oz of wax for a burn time of 40+ hours. They are topped with a candle-safe glittering overspray.

The glitter I use is safe for use in candles, and the ultrafine particles will not clog your wick.

Turnaround time for candles is 2 weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may occasionally receive a professionally-printed label with a handwritten scent name, similar to what is used in the Secret Menu candles. We are experiencing delays from our label printing service, and would rather not hold up your orders. If you feel strongly about receiving a particular label, please email us at and we will do our best to accomodate your request.