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Gar Rune

See those diamonds with x's in the corners of the safe and the door?

curse box safe

You can also see it on the corners of this curse box, both from 7x16 Out With The Old episode:

curse box gar

It's the Norse rune "Gar"

"It is the beginning and end of the Runes and serves to seal magical formulas. Gar which means `spear` in Germanic represents both the spear of Woden, Gungnir and the holy lance of the sacred Aryan blood carried by Parsifal." (x)

"...serves to seal magical formulas" is just what this rune is doing in 7x16, helping to bind the magic that is holding the cursed objects within. Very cool!

"Another description of Gar says it means spear, referring to Odin's spear, but this is actually a "kenning" or wordplay on the World Tree, Yggdrasil, the shaft on which Odin hung, speared and bleeding, until he found the Runes. There is no evidence as to what its glyph means, but those who work with it are convinced that it is a picture of the World Tree, Yggdrasil. To draw Gar is to be told by the Universe that this is not a time to be second-guessing its plans. Instead, one should wait and watch and learn, and let things settle out. The World Tree branches out in many directions, and it is much larger than we are, and we cannot always see what is coming. Instead we must wait, hanging on its branch like Odin, until wisdom chooses to reveal itself to us." (x)

Not sure how this correlates to the cursed objects in particular, but perhaps if we stretched it, we could say that by cursing an object, taking away it's intended purpose, one has "second-guessed" the original intended plans and by binding them with Gar, it may one day return to it's origins. Perhaps it's also a warning to let the magic within the circle, letting wisdom reveal that there is danger inside. It's a stretch but the above description was too cool not to include it!

And of course, you can find Gar in the Lazarus Rising barn, right in the middle of Dean and Bobby!


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Jun. 9th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
That's a *very* cool description!

Jun. 9th, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
Why thank you kindly! :o)
Jun. 9th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for more fascinating research. I'm starting to take a greater interest in the runes and this was very interesting and important information for me.
Jun. 9th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's surprising how many different types of runes there are, like Norse and Germanic, etc. Some have very deep and intricate meanings while others are quite simple. They are interesting indeed!
Jun. 9th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
most interesting
Jun. 9th, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for checking it out!
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