Elder Futhark Viking Rune Bunting: Thuriaz

“Thurisaz” – Viking rune for the letter TH

This rune letter is pronounced as “TH” in the English word “thorn”. Its literal meaning is “giant”. Giants were very important in Old Norse culture and the Vikings thought of them as the enemies of the gods. The deeper meaning of this rune symbolises the nature of giants – it is thought to denote destruction, great change and fierce, irrational force.