Although Thorn literally means ‘giant’, there’s a debate as to whether it represents Thor (a giant among the Aesir) and his hammer, the race of giants or both. This knowledge doesn’t matter so much if divination is your only aim, however, it’s essential for your safety and that of others to know what you believe if your goal is to summon or heal.
I’ll cover this debate, as well as the most probable answer in my advanced rune course. For this mini course, however, I’ll share the things Thor and the giants have in common and what they can tell you in a rune casting.
Commonalities between Thor and the giants:
• Strength- both were exceedingly strong
• Rarely, if ever, lost fights
• Able to summon and wield powerful forces of nature
• Both held grudges
With this knowledge, you can understand the following from the Thorn spirit when it appears in a casting:
A powerful entity (human or otherwise) is displeased with you for some real or imagined offence. Even now, it’s plotting something particularly unpleasant for you. Because it will never let bygones be bygones, you’ll either have to go somewhere far away or confront it.
Either choice you make has hard consequences. If you run, it will eventually track you down and you’re back to square one. However, if you confront it, you risk much because it fights hard and rarely loses.