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August 8, 2011

THURISAZ is ‘Energy in Motion.’

The third rune of the first aett is Thurisaz. This rune is the first of the ‘obstacle’ runes. These obstacles are not necessarily destructive, but are placed in our path to strengthen and teach us. They are there for us to overcome.

Thurisaz is a force of defence and destruction. In ancient times, as well as in some places today, bramble or thorny bushes were used to fence and protect boundaries. One form of Norse execution was to throw criminals into thorns. Thor is the god that protects sacred enclosures in much the same way that the thorny hawthorn, blackberry or rose bush does.

No matter how beautiful the rose, one should always be watchful of the thorns.

Thurisaz ~ artist Brian Froud
Runic Number:

Letter:

Old English Name:

Meaning:

Element(s):

Zodiac Sign:

Gemstone:

Colour:

3

Th

Thorn

Devil, Thorn, Protection

Fire

Leo

Sapphire

Bright Red

Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace ~ Frida Kahlo

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