Celt 15 Hæstrup Bell Translation (1200 CE)

Hæstrup Bell Image 1

This bell seems to be located in the Vrejlev Church Tower. It is not in the small church. From: https://www.arild-hauge.com/denmark.htm

Hæstrup Bell Image 2

The one sided letter T use indicates this text was composed after 700 CE. The fact it was cast on this style of campaniform bell indicates a date after 1100. The date of its bell tower is 1200. Bell info at: https://www.britannica.com/art/bell-musical-instrument

Photo from https://www.arild-hauge.com/denmark.htm

(June 20, 2023) Both Pagans and Christians shared two gods, The the god Yahu (Yahweh = "power of Yahu," Jehovah) and Alu ('Elohim = "powers of Alu," God).  This text is presenting the Christian interpretation of Yahu as an independent personified god. The Pagan view in contrast was that Yahu's power to manifest life on earth was triggered by fertility fluids (emanations) produced by the source power Alu and guided by the connective powers of Hu and Ayu through the life network. The 2nd line begins and ends at the Christian cross.

Translation in Akkadian (Rune Text 15.1)

(read right to left in ancient style. Capital letters on object. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verbs are italic bold)
  1. ṢiṢu  SaTu  :  Ku  Ya  Zu  :   EA  Bu  Ya  Zu.  Ku  Ya  Zu (Rune 15.1)  
  2. |  A  Ku  IKu  ISu  ITu  :  KuBu  TaḪu  TaBu  MaDu.  Tu  A  EWu  I[   ] A  Ku.  Gi  AZu  ŠeNu  :  ḪaŠu  U  Lu  ILu  Ku  | (Rune 15.2)

(Dual use letters are E/H, I/Y, U/W, and '/A in which vowel appears at beginning of words except for Yahu which is keeping its traditional Hebrew transliteration)

In English

  1. Do once per portion : Don't involve emanations (Hu's light and rain) : Yahu (EA) will not be nourished by emanations. Don't involve emanations.
  2. That involvement is being irrigated by the Woman's (Selu, Selene) omens  :  The sowing of the stuffing (life-network) arouses the Creator (Alu, God).  Those astrology-powers are turning-attention-towards [half line missing] that involvement. Emotional-Energy is associating with the ooze (fertility-fluids) : Anxiety and lack have involved the high-life-powers |
Hæstrup Church as it appears today. Its build date is estimated to be 1300 BCE. It apparently never had a tower to hold a bell.
The bell was probably made for the Vrejlev Church shown above. This church was originally built in the 1200's as a convent church and enlarged and refurbished around 1400. It became the main church of the merged Vrejlev-Hæstrup parish in 1864.

Churches of the Vrejlev-Hæstrup Parish

Hæstrup Church is a small parish church in Hæstrup Parish in Hjørring Søndre Provsti (Aalborg Diocese). The parish is located in Hjørring Municipality; until the Municipal Reform in 1970 it was in Børglum Herred (Hjørring County). The church is built of ashlar, but has been plastered and appears today as a whitewashed village church. The church was probably built between 1100-1200.

The church is built in Romanesque style, but has been slightly extended to the west in late Gothic style, just as a brick porch was built on the north side of the church sometime in the 1800s. It was erected precisely where the women entered in its time, so that everyone enters through the women's side today. The men's door in the south is walled up.


The bell wa mostly likely made for the Vrejlev Church (Vrejlevs kyrka) which in 1864 became the main church for the merged parishes of Vrejlev and Hæstrup.

Vrejlev Church was originally a convent church to Vrejlev Priory. The original Romanesque church from the 13th century was rebuilt in late Gothic style around 1400 and the flat roof was replaced by arched arches. After the Reformation, the church served as the local parish church but was also the family church for the local resident nobles, and so was continuously repaired, embellished, and stocked with fine church furniture. The church remained largely unchanged from the Middle Ages. There was a raised enclosure to separate the nobles and their guests from the rest of the congregation that was only removed in 1864, when the church became a parish church for Vrejlev-Hæstrup parish in the Diocese of Aalborg


Hæstrup Bell Image 5

Photo © Christer Hamp 2009-05-14. Online at: http://www.christerhamp.se/runor/gamla/dk/dknjy2.html

Hæstrup Bell Image 6

Photo © Christer Hamp 2009-05-14. Online at: http://www.christerhamp.se/runor/gamla/dk/dknjy2.html

Hæstrup Bell Image 7

Photo © Christer Hamp 2009-05-14. Online at: http://www.christerhamp.se/runor/gamla/dk/dknjy2.html


Hæstrup is a small parish on the northern border of Borglum Herred (Hundred).

Image from: https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Hj%C3%B8rring_County,_Denmark_Genealogy