Traditional meaning: divination tool
Meanings when upright:
Meanings when inverted:
Perthro can be useful for:
Anglo-Saxon rune poem:
Peorð byþ symble plega and hlehter
wlancum [on middum], ðar wigan sittaþ
on beorsele bliþe ætsomne.
Peorth is a source of recreation and amusement to the great,
where warriors sit blithely together in the banqueting-hall.
There is not a Norwegian rune poem for Perthro.
A modern poem:
All that you've done so far has led me to believe
that every winter of our passing will be followed by a spring.
That, no matter how dark and cold between you and I it gets,
the clouds will eventually break and the sun will shine again.
But still I have no clue what the fates will us bestow
when it gets longer between our touch and what words pass are cold
with disappointment, misunderstandings, or simply had a bad day
and, although still loving, cannot any measure of warmth feign.
Deep purple dice cup with thick frosting of dust
as though this were a bakery and Time held a brush
to sugar everything, last breath of a world that for me did not wait,
beckoning me to twist the lid and allow myself to play.
"No people are more addicted to divination by omens and lots."
My genes mark me no different. But the only words I ever sought
were from you, my lilac spring, and even then mostly
I just wanted to know if you still loved me.
My head in your lap as you lean against
a tree trunk, not Yewiffe but still offering rest.
Arboreal claws we lie intimate between,
scales ruffling above in the gentle breeze.
"I don't live in Wyrd, Lethe; I'm far from a Norn.
I can't see to which fate this world has you sworn.
But this, I feel, I insist you need to know:
my love for you will always burn no matter how buried by snow."