Congrats, Robin Wright, you won the Juicy ring! Good work! Please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I said, Your mission: Find and decipher it. Tell me what I hid, and what it means.
Cait, aka tuskino_aiko came close, first, but didn’t get it right. She recognized the runes but read them backwards.
A few minutes later, S. Fitzmaurice translated the runes right, but didn’t know what it meant.
A few minutes after that, Robin Wright said: “Ogham letter. Ogham being the ancient Irish alphabet, but mostly translated using the similar alphabet of Basque, making a lot of the old Irish translations confusing. Anyway, it translates to the word Zigor, which in Basque means “Punisher”.
Then, about thirty minutes after Cait’s first try, she emailed again and said, “I got it. It’s JZB’s middle name. I was reading it backwards before. ZIGOR, Gender masculine, Usage: Basque, means “punishment.” JZB is Basque and Pict!
There’s actually some debate over whether Zigor means “punisher” or “punished” in Basque.