Pronunciation: thoor-ee-saws
Literal Meaning: Giant, ogre, thorn
Other names: Thurs, Thorn
Phonetic value: Th
Rune Poems:
Anglo Saxon - Ðorn byþ ðearle scearp; ðegna gehwylcum anfeng ys yfyl, ungemetum reþe manna gehwelcum, ðe him mid resteð.
The thorn is exceedingly sharp, an evil thing for which to grapple, immeasurably harsh for every man that within it rests.

Norwegian - Þurs vældr kvinna kvillu, kátr værðr fár af illu.
Thurs causes anguish to women, misfortune makes few men cheerful.

Icelandic - Þurs er kvenna kvölok kletta búi ok varðrúnar verr. Saturnus þengill.
Thurs is the torture of women and cliff-dweller and husband of a giantess Saturn's thing.

        Thurisaz represents a warning or a barrier. Though some consider it a protective symbol, it must be realized that thorns harm indiscriminately.





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