Thurisaz

THE THIRD RUNE OF THE ELDER FUTHARK

thurisaz

Rune of Thor, god of thunder and strength. 

Name:


Old German: Thurisaz – (‘Colossus, giant’)
staronordycka – Thurs – (‘Colossus, giant’)
Old English – Thorn – (“Spike, thorn”)
Gothic: Thuith – (“The Only One”)
other: Thurisa, Thurisar, Thorunisaz, Tythe, Durisaz,

Character: Energy and reversible
Symbol: hammer
Phone: th

Associations:

Colours: brown, bright red, yellow
Stone: sapphire
Plant: oak, blackthorn, houseleek
Animal: snake
Number: 3
Phase of the Moon: full
Element: fire

Divination Meaning:

Positive: will to act, defence, protection, strength (also sexual), overcoming the difficulties, decision making, power, resistance, defeating enemies, vitality, resourcefulness, solstice, test, challenge authority

Negative: violence, anger, aggression, abuse of power, excess of ego, megalomania, overestimation of their skills, nerves, stress

Message:

Manage your power wisely. Do not accumulate bad feelings secretly . Do not be afraid to leave the past behind and to open for the future.

Rune is tied ro both the thorn and giants (thurs). Spike can either stab, prick or tear as well as provide protection (e.g. a hedgehog or the hedge). Thurisaz tells us to decide how we will use our power.

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Rune’s image was adapted from Mrooczlandia http://www.mrooczlandia.com/darmowe/index.php?plik=karty_runiczne

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