there are some kind of runes on his chains - perhaps to ban his magic from his use
THIS!!!!!!!! THE HURT THE PAIN!;__; THE FEELS!
i’m reblogging this for later because there’s a part of me that wants to grab my rune book and see what those say
I was actually just trying to translate it on wikipedia and as I am not an expert all I read was nonsense O.o
Well the thing is a few things—are these meant to be read as words, or are they just magical inscriptions? The thing is, I’d figure they would do bindrunes if they’re doing magical inscriptions, as those would have more power/weight behind them, but whatever. (Remember, the runes are also an alphabet)
If these are words, then are they in Icelandic or something else?
For instance, the one that catches my eye is Thuriaz-Othila-Hagalaz. Transliterated, that’s thoh. (th is a thorn here). Gibberish in English—a quick glance through a few Old Norse dictionaries suggest that it’s not a word there either (I may be wrong there; I’m by no means at all good at Old Norse).
But runically. If we go off rune meanings (TAKE ALL THIS WITH A MASSIVE HELPING OF SALT; RUNES ARE NOT MY GO-TO FOR BINDINGS/WARDS, AND I AM NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH THEIR MEANINGS AS TAROT.)
Thuriaz is a rune related to jotnar, thorns, Mjolnir and lightning, difficulties, and so on. Magically, it’s useful in making barriers, tripping people up, binding/fettering, destroying illusions, ect.
Othila/othala is related to the home—typically land in my mind. It’s clan, family, loyalty, safety, group ‘togetherness.’ Magically, it’s good for creating and maintaining order, workings targeting home and family (in a protective sense) (and a few others).
Hagalaz is hail—potential storms, snowflakes as a charm against lightning strikes, banishment, destructive natural forces, testing, trials, violent change. Magically, if the snowflake variant is used, it’s a protective rune; otherwise it’s cursing, rebalancing of power, absorbing of malevolent energies.
WHICH. IF WE BRING IT ALL TOGETHER.
First, it catches me because it seems something more useful in protecting than it does restraining (the inclusion of othila is what does it for me, because I always use it in home guarding), though you could make a case that with the first rune being thuriaz that it’s set out as a restraint. And Thuriaz combined with Hagalaz suggests as much in regards to trying to restrain this. Othila could potentially be meant to symbolize Loki—the body is the first home of the spirit after all.
Really, it could be a restraining set of runes, geared not towards harming (put your tears away) but harnessing. If that makes sense. It’s clearly trying to hold something in at the same time as protect it in my mind.
So still sort of gibberish?
I don’t have time to do this with each of the runes on his cuffs, not right now—work’s about to start for me. But I’ll try to remember to revisit this tonight.
I might retract the above, though it’s still interesting—the last character of the set I looked at might be mannaz, which is a m, and the thuriaz might actually be wunjo (w)—meaning that’s a whom
which means that, based off the other ones, that bit says me w(h)om wields this…
i bet you bux that last word is hammer.