Kårstad/Harstad Runestone Translation 100 BCE

For translation methodology see: How to Translate Alphabetic Akkadian Texts

Kårstad Runestone prior to being moved to a museum. The text style is between early Pontic and Runic so is dates to about 100 BCE. It  seems to have been written by some sailors/traders based on the boat context. Photo is from the Norwegian Uni-Museum which is an online joint collection site for the university museums of cultural history in Tromsø, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen and Oslo. Uni-Museum title for this photo is: 

B7975 Stone with Boat Figures and Proto-Nordic Runic Inscription: https://www.unimus.no/portal/#/things/d6b09a32-f256-499f-a6c1-c2ae5d1b90b7

Photo by itself online at: https://www.unimus.no/portal/#/photos/f204f0a9-e8f4-4376-9762-2846a14730c3

Close-up or original photo. Red letter assignments by Olmsted

The replica or "restored" version on display in the museum. Noticed the darkened letters are not reproduced very accurately. Photo from: https://www.arild-hauge.com/norway.htm

Karstad is located on an island in northern Norway.

Translation Kårstad/Harstad Runestone Mentions The "Comber"

(July 26, 2023) This text is by someone who does not like establishment temples. The text is reminding its readers of the bad things priests of the two divine powers classes could do: stop the rain and bring jealousy.  A Seer is specialist magic crafter who divines signs and omens from the natural world (as opposed to the astrological night sky)  and attempts to manipulate the natural world with magical rituals if needed.

Translation in Akkadian (Rune Text 23)

(read right to left. Capital letters on object. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verbs are italic bold) 
  1. ABu  Pu  Gu  ZaPu  ṢiPu (Rune 23.1)
  2. BaRu  Pu  Qi'u  Zu (Rune 23.2)

(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.  Life-priests can open the energy of the Comber's (Ayu) emotional-obsessions
  2.  Seers can open envy's emanations