Einang Stone

‘[Ek Go]ðagastiz rúnó faihiðó.’
‘[I, Go]đagasti, painted [the] runes.’

The Einang Stone (N KJ63) is one of the oldest runic monuments in Norway, dating to the mid- to late-fourth century, and the oldest to remain in its original location. It stands on a gravemound near Slidre in Oppland (a former Norwegian ‘fylke,’ now merged with Hedmark to form Innlandet). The reading given is Erik Moltke’s 1938 reading, which is given on the plaque at the location. The esteemed Norwegian runologist Sophus Bugge had a slightly different reading which he made in 1873:

‘Dagaz [þa]z rúnó faihiðó.’
‘[I], Dag, painted these runes.’

Photos: Einangsteinen, Vestre Slidre, 2005-08-18, 02 by John Erling Blad, CC BY-SA 3.0, Einangsteinen inscript by Lars Gustavsen, CC BY-SA 4.0 and Norway Einangsteinen 1995-05-G-11-150 by Wikimedia User:Gangleri, CC BY-SA 3.0 / Link, Link, Link

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