The Bjälbo stone


A runestone which was used as building material in Bjälbo church, Östergötland, Sweden. Photo taken in 1907.

Swedish: “Käcke män reste denna sten efter Grep, sin gillesbroder, Juddes son. Love ristade runorna”.

English: “Valiant men raised this stone in memory of Grep, their guild-brother, son of Judde. Love carved the runes”.


6 responses to “The Bjälbo stone

  1. I might offer a cough of insight and mention that the “Love” hereto referred is the name of the man who did the carving (probably pronounced something like “Low-veh”), not the English word “love” 🙂

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