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At the beggining of the Adventure Time episode Card Wars we can see Finn drinking from a wooden mug with runic inscriptions:

I've tried my best to figure out what those runes are, and my googling headed me to Wikipedia (Adventure Time Wikia doesn't mention the mug nor the runes).

In order of appearance in the mug I've identified the runes below:


__ᚦ

_ᚠ

ᛗᚨᚿ_

_ᛚᛖ


Which seems to be some Elder Futhark runes. But even if I can identify some runes, the meaning is a mistery for me.

Does anyone know what the meaning of the inscriptions is and from where Finn got this mug?

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    I believe it says "cup of many ale", but not exactly. So I post this as a comment instead of an answer. At least you know what I think. – John Apr 13 '17 at 6:07
  • Do you know which are the runes I couldn't identify? – Paula_plus_plus Apr 13 '17 at 9:12
  • It's not Elder Futhark due to the last rune of the third word. It's most likely Anglo-Saxon. With my previous comment, you can riddle it out. The last rune of the first word should be P but evaluates to "TH". But I have a theory about that. Any more and you are asking me to post an answer. – John Apr 13 '17 at 14:24
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Look! It's also green:

And the information on all the runes in the series is in the Adventure Time Wiki.

The wiki cites this page, where character designer Andy Ristaino (skronked) said:

i'm not totally sure i'm remembering correctly, but i think it's supposed to say "cup of many ales", or maybe "pitcher of many ales". it's a magical object that could pour out any sort of liquid.

Here are the individual letters, which I individually linked to Wikipedia pages:

p

The "p" looks like thorn (þ), but "th" doesn't make sense here so it's obviously supposed to be a "p". I also don't think that they're from the same set of futhark, as you can see on the Wikipedia pages. Taking everything into account, it says "cup of many ale".

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