The runestone is carved by hand and enhanced with red ochre.
Inscribed on this stone are a few lines from old spell-poems that were passed from generation to generation, part of the ri ch oral tradition of Finland, and pi ctures from rock carvings and rune stones found in Scandinavia. The inscription reads:
”Take, O Moon, I pray thee, take me, Take me, thou, O Sun above me, Teach me, thou O Bear of heaven.”
The stone was found on the shore of the Arctic sea in Northern Norway.
Runes are an ancient alphabet, that was used for writing, divination, protection and magic. They were used throughout northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from about 100 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E and then forgotten for nearly 300 years.