Other names: Thurisaz, Þurisaz, Þorn

Meaning: Thorn, Giant

God associations: Thor, the Jötnar


Reactive force of destruction, defense, and conflict. Instinctual will.

Vital eroticism and a catalyst for regeneration. Male sexuality.

A tendency towards change.

Catharsis, purging, and cleansing.

From The Old Norwegian Rune Poem:

“Þurs vældr kvinna kvillu;

kátr værðr fár af illu.”

“Giant makes maladies for women;

not many are merry for bad news.”