© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®


Haplogroup U5 (Clan Ursula, also known as Clan Europa) is indigenous to Europe and was the dominant maternal lineage among Paleolithic and Mesolithic European hunter-gatherers.

Hagall is the Northern Scandinavian Younger Futhark form of the 'h' rune. My maternal Clan Ursula ancestral U5b1b1-T16192C! genetic motherline is a genetic clade indigenous to Arctic Northern Scandinavia. U5 is an Old European proto-Germanic clade which has been in Europe for at least 50,000 years. Similarly to my father's I2 male lineage, U5 is a Cro-Magnon female lineage.

So, while my paternal Clan Woden ancestral totem rune is Ing, my maternal Clan Ursula ancestral totem birth rune is Hagall.

Forms of Hagall (as found in the Younger Futhark) are also found in the Elder Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon Futhark. Interestingly, Hagall appears as an "inside-out" version of the rune Ing. Consequently, I suspect that both Ing and Hagall are very Old European runes, with roots in Doggerland and perhaps even way back into the Danube River Valley. Also interestingly, my ancestral paternal and maternal genetic lineages, namely, I2 and U5, are found together in the same populations clear back to Old European Cro-Magnon humans.

Hagall and Ing are form-mates and I propose that these esoteric totems of consciousness came together in me to ignite the atypical "remembering" consciousness that I have experienced as an heiress of authentic spiritual tradition.