Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Thorolfr inn Smithr, Award of the Maiden's Heart

Thorolfr inn Smithr                Silent and steady
Your longship of service      Rides high in the waves
Lapstraked with offices                  Riveted with modesty
Through winters of counsel And summers of action

Quilliam intrepid                     Dagmar, most kindly
Make you a fine gift              Heart of a maiden
Born from the sky jewel        Wed to the swan’s road
Heralds your conquests       Safeguards your sailings

Award of the Maiden’s Heart
Done this 5th day of June
Anno Societatis 45
At Pikeman’s Pleasure XX
In Petrea Thule

Wording, calligraphy and illumination by THL Asa Gormsdottir

Ship motif based on the Oseberg ship, early 9th C.
Prow knotwork based on an 11th C. brass shipvane, Urnes style

Runes in Elder Futhark

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