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Subj: Excellent knowledge here, mate.
Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 04:45:39 pm EST (Viewed 198 times)
Reply Subj: Re: OT: Any people knowledgeable about rune-associations here?
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 12:14:45 pm EST (Viewed 231 times)

    Fehu could work if this was a particularly wealthy giant we're talking about here. It's been theorized the rune was associated w/ the Vanir which would probably disqualify it based on your criteria, but nothing conclusive about that interpretation has been proven as far as I know, so it should still be good if you choose to use it.
Sounds good enough to me. This Surt-giant is, or rather was, quite wealthy, it's a royal one.

    Uruz I wouldn't use if you're going to emphasize the fire aspect of your giant, as while it was associated w/ an untamed form of cattle that could be associated w/ the wild strength of a giant, it also has a strong water connotation.
Uruz is a no-no then. Water is deff' not a Surts favorite. I thought Laguz was water tho'?

    Sowilho and Dagaz can be ruled out right off the bat as in addition to representing the natural phenomena of the sun and day, it would then also by default represent Sol and Dagr, the goddess and god who personify sun and day respectively, and both deities are associated w/ the Aesir.
Hmm... interesting. Well, I think I'm going to have to cross those off my list in that case.

    Nauthiz is really associated w/ the state of needing something, and is traditionally believed to have been invoked to ask for help, so unless your fire giant is particularly beneficial, I'd rule this one out.
Well, the character is actually not interested in the destruction of the Universe, but is more of an anti-hero. But I'd have to agree, this one is a bit questionable.

    I don't recall if or where Kenaz was associated w/ Surtur, but the rune does have an association w/ fire (as well as a distinctly negative connotation w/ ulcers as a cause of death) making it the the most natural fit thus far.

    Thurisaz is also popularly associated w/ Thor, but IMO is best connected to the Giants/Jotuns.
I was a bit hesitant about that one first, yeah. What with the whole Thor-association thing.

    Since this is for a fire giant character, I personally think Kenaz and Thurisaz would be the best choices.
Sounds pretty good. I think I'll include Fehu as well.

Cheers mate!

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