The tenth rune of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of need. After change (Hagalaz) comes, you need to figure out how to move forward. Nauthiz is need over want. It asks us to work with our limitations and rely on ourselves to persevere and overcome—or innovate a clever way around. It is the need that must be met, one way or another, to move through confusion and into acceptance. It is culturally linked (though not attested) with the goddess Sigyn, victory woman, lady of endurance and fidelity. She shows us how doing what must be done, through love and loyalty, brings us into right action with ourselves and others.
The third rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is kinetic energy; it is conflict, fight, and strife. It can represent a warning of blockages or danger. It is a double edged sword: both ward and curse. Thurisaz is both sides: the thorn that protects the rose, reminding us it takes two sides in order to fight. This rune is stated in the poems as associated with the Jötnar, but because they are hunted by Thor, it has become colloquially associated with he and Mjölnir as well.