Orme Rune Stones
Rune stones in memory of, or raised by, or carved by, an Orme.
Most Runestones are memorials, they were placed on top of a burial mound or at the side of a road. The inscriptions were often carved inside a snake or dragon that was carved around the edge of the stone, then they were painted. Other stones have no pictures, or pictures with no words.
Runic lettering was used from around the third century a.d. and generally died out by the twelth century, though it persisted for longer in some rural areas and amongst stone masons who used it to sign their work.
The following translations of Runestone Inscriptions are listed by the country in which the stones were found, they are not in date order.
Ursfrithr, Athinkarr's daughter, made this monument in memory of King Sigtryggr, her son and Gnepa's. Gormr carved the runes.
King Gormr made this monument in memory of Eyrv, his wife, Denmark's salvation.
King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Eyrv his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian.
Tefa, Mistivir's daughter, wife of Haraldr the good, Gormr's son, had the monument made in memory of her mother.
Urskell placed this stone in memory of Toki Gormr's son, to him a faithful lord. He did not flee at Uppsala. Valiant men placed the stone on the hill in memory of their brother, steadied by runes. They were closest to Gormr's Toki.
Arngisl and Fullugi had this stone raised in memory of Ormarr, their brother.
Here rests Brettifa, Ormr's daughter. Read Our Father for her soul.
Ormarr raised the monument in memory of Urskell, his brother.
Erikr and Frosti had the bridge made and had the stone raised in memory of Ormi, their good father.
Erikr raised this stone in memory of his son Gorm/Gyrthr and made foot-bridges over in memory of the son.
Sigrid, Alrik's mother, Ormr's daughter, made this bridge for the soul of Holmgeir, father of her husband.
Ormarr and Fridr and Holmfridr and Kall and Eolfr and Skrimi, this married couple and siblings, they had the stone raised in memory of Eolfr.
Ormgeirr and Jegeirr and Jafursteinn, they raised the stone in memory of Gunni, their father.
Ormarr raised this stone in memory of Thorkell, his father.
Ormr and Fastgeirr and Eyra had the stone raised in memory of Vifi, their brother.
... ...these stones in memory of Ormarr, his brother. He ... was of men...
Ormarr had this bridge made in memory of Saxi, his son. May God well help his spirit .
Guthmundr made these monuments in memory of Ormarr, his son.
Hagormr, ... ... ... thin blood, run out, out of ... blood, run out, out of ...
Holmsteinn of Riuthr and Ormr raised this stone in memory of Freysteinn, their son and in memory of their young maid.
... raised this stone in memory of Ormr, son ... in memory of himself and had this bridge made for their spirit and soul ... this memorial ... in memory of ...
Thorgerthr and Sveinn, they had this stone raised in memory of Ormgeirr and Ormulfr and Freygeirr. He met his end in the north, and the others abroad in Greece. May God help their spirits and souls.
Ormi and Holmvithr and Holmfastr had the stone raised in memory of Broddr, their good father.
Vithbjorn, Guthbjorn's heir, erected the stone in memory of his brothers Ormi and ... ; Geiri, Guthi and Ljefr in memory of their brothers.
Thorbjorn and Ormr and Hjalmfastr ... and Knakr and Thorsteinn raised the stone in memory of Holmsteinn, their father.
... in memory of Ormr ...
Gunnvaldr had this stone raised in memory of Ormr, his stepson, a good valiant man. And he travelled to the east with Ingvarr. May God help his soul.
Ormika, Ulfgeirr, Greece, Jerusalem, Iceland, Serkland.
Leiknarr raised the stone and made the bridge in memory of Leik... his father, and in memory of Lingormr, his brother, and in memory of Bet-... , his ...
Here rests Guthormr/Guthormr the Licker. The Minor Rogation day is his anniversary-of-death.
Urmundi, Ormsteinn's son, carved and raised me. The border-mark is from here east into Langaforsinn.
Ormr, Gunnhildr's son, made me.
Ormr owns the sack.
Ormr the Orm carved.