<bron156.htm>     [Bronze Age Text]


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          A prayer to the earth-mother, Goib Dia Beanu leas fasan = "Pray to Beanu that the corn may grow." The inscription was cut into the lava rock face at a Norse Iberian site at East Peninsula, Tule Lake, CA.


          It is common at this site to find separate staves of letters such as "n", "c" and "r" (which use 5 staves each) joined in a zigzag manner as shown here.  Scribes at this site also transferred the arris above or below the characters if there is a long sequence of lower- or upper-case letters.  In this example the transition from a medial stem line to one that passes above the line is shown well.  The word dia (= goddess) seems to have been inserted as an afterthought as it is crammed into the oi.