Since hawthorn associated runes Thurisaz and Othila.

Hawthorn - prickly bush. It is considered harmful, evil tree does not bode well augural man. He linked the death of people and loss of livestock. In Germany and Ireland, there is the custom to hang on the branches of hawthorn strips of cloth.

Hawthorn is linked to witchcraft. Sometimes hawthorn used in protective magic, and love (the strengthening of marriage, marriage).