With birch associated runes Bercana and Uruz. Birch is related to fertility (increasing yield), healing magic, protection from disasters. Birch made cradle for newborns. Birch branches are used to give lodorodnostyu land and cattle. Slavs bring children through a split trunk of a birch to save the child from the disease (Birch takes it on himself).

Birch grows at first bare and then around a forest (conifers replace deciduous).

Of the gods, birch is linked to the torus.