When I see aloft upon a tree, A corpse swinging from a rope. Then I cut and paint runes So that the man walks and speaks with me. -Havamal Picture of Odin casting Runes (Name of piece and artist unknown)
the valknut- vikings painted this on their shields to call the Valkyrie to take them to Valhalla if they were killed, Jake had this tattooed on his forearm in honor if his viking decent/roots. Along with some ancient runes.