RUNE MADR (Nordic name) or MANNAZ (Germanic name)
Madr is the rune of Mankind and by extension the rune of the Ancestors. I see it as a portal or gateway (you see its shape above the head of the girl, held by two family trees on either side).
Every person is a meeting and blending of two lineages, two family trees. This (admittedly) quirky painting tried to capture that. (I did not set out to do this, but it is how the painting unfolded over several weeks!)
The girl is on stilts - she enjoys the Gift of Life (and possibly birthing new life) only courtesy of the Ancestors, Those Who Came Before Her.
RUNE PERTHRA (Nordic name) or PERTHRO (Germanic name)
I perceive rune PERTHRA as a Cave-Tomb-Womb, the place where new beginnings and new life gestate.
This is the Watery Womb of the Mountain Mother, where we meet Rune LAGU (LAGUZ) as well. A baby floats in amniotic fluid until it is time to be born.
In my vision a snake was present too. The Baltic countries associate serpents with fertility. In Baltic mythology, the grass snake (Lithuanian: žaltys, Latvian: zalktis) is perceived as a sacred animal. It was frequently kept as a pet, living under a married couple's bed or in a special place near the hearth. It was fed milk and treated with respect.
Where RUNE BJARKA meets RUNE LAGU