What do the runes mean in Midsommar?

The creepiest movie of the summer is chock full of ancient symbols. Here's what they mean.

Midsommar.
(Image credit: Illustrated | A24)

After watching the new horror movie Midsommar, you might promise yourself three things: That you will never go to Sweden; that you'll always remember your partner's birthday; and that you'll dedicate yourself to the study of ancient runes — you know, just in case.

Regarding the latter, here is The Week's guide to the runes in this summer's creepiest horror movie.

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