September 21, 2017
A thurs is also known as a jötunn or troll. But more commonly known as a giant in modern popular culture, though the term can be misleading as a thurs isn’t necessarily larger than humans or æsir.
Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:
Thurs is the cause of anguish to women
and wedded to Varðrún.
Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:
Thurs causes anguish to women;
misfortune makes few men cheerful.
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration