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  • Writer's pictureAmber Doty

Learning the Greek Alphabet Oracle: Nu

Welcome back to the Learning the GAC series. This week, we move on to the thirteenth letter, Nu!



"The strife-bearing {Neikêphoros} gift fulfils the oracle.”- Apollonius Sophistes


Nu is the symbol of a strife-bearing gift and the challenges that may come with it. However, it also expresses the idea that this gift fulfills the destiny, fate, etc. of the person who receives this present. This gift may not be a physical item but instead an additional responsibility or a new skill instead. Initially, I felt that this was a negative omen, but over time my opinion has changed slightly. This symbol does not necessarily mean that the outcome will be negative, but instead seems to point to struggle and trials that come with the gift. However, despite these struggles, it is possible for the gift to lead to positive outcomes, despite the turmoil that it may bring with it.

A poem to help memorize the meaning of Nu could be:

Not all gifts

Bring us joy but

It is meant to be.

Below are a few attributes of this symbol:

  • English Letter: N

  • Knuckle Bone Value: 17

  • Dice Value: 17

  • Color: Black

  • Memory Phrase: Not all gifts are easy.

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