The folks at Gwaith-i-Phethain, The Fellowship of the Word-smiths, have translated the runes tattooed across Dwalin’s hands that we discovered in the most recent photos released from the Hobbit movies. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s this one (potential spoiler warning).

G-i-P tells us that the runes are in the mode Angerthas Moria, and read: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! ‘Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you’ (Baruk Khazâd – right hand, Khazâd ai-mênu – left hand). Highlight to read the hidden text!