Rune 26 Lead Plaque Translation - Norway 1000 CE

For translation methodology see: How to Translate Alphabetic Akkadian Texts

Letter assignments by Olmsted. Photo of lead plaque is online at Unified Norway Museum Portal at:

Translation of Lead Plaque From Norway

(June 27, 2023) This text provides a series of commands to activating various magical practices for the purpose of ending a drought.

Translation in Akkadian (Rune Text 26)

(read left to right. Capital letters on object. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verbs are italic bold) 
  1. Bu  ARu.  Bu  ASu.  EPu  TuŠu.  Su  Ṣu  Tu (Rune 26.1)
  2. Ne'u  Šu (Rune 26.2)
  3. ḪaPu  TaRu  PaSu  Ṣu.   ITu  EPu  Na  A (Rune 26.3)

(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. Nourish the Controllers (owls and eagle-vultures). Nourish the Celestial-Healer (Selene).  Dry-up the confusion.  These Su-powers can activate astrology-magic
  2. (and) Affect Similar-things.
  3. Physically-purify the shaping of the white-one's (Selu, Selene) activities. Omens are drying-up those Revealer-powers.