Bad Rune Work

Mike, from Washington State, writes in, regarding Eric Scott’s new essay “Valhal-Mart“:

The runes in the image for read:

He Woh Waeelds Thhaers hammer commangds thhe Laeghthngaengg angd thhe sthorm.

I know it seems pedantic but it bugs me when the runes are incorrectly used, whether in writing or casting.

It bugs us, too! We wrote to Eric Scott to double check, and he replied:

It is incorrect, but that’s an exact transcription of what was on the toy. (That’s why I had that sentence in there about “plus or minus a few misplaced runes.”) Blame the toy company, not me.

Here, by the way, are the runes in question:

So who’s gonna start the petition?