Artemisia LoI dated 2017-01-30

Welcome in peace unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Brunissende Wreath. Life, prosperity, and health to each of you. Welcome in peace to members of the College of Arms. Welcome in peace to all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,

These are the paid items received by Golden Pillar since Artemisia's latest LoI dated 2016-12-26. Enjoy.

This item was on the 04-2017 LoAR

1: Cailleach Dhé bean Tigernaich - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Artemisia LoI of December 26, 2016 as submitted.

Azure, a rabbit rampant maintaining a tambour in its forepaws argent, and a boudure Or semy of compass stars sable

The previous iteration of this device was returned by Golden Pillar in Aug 2016 for lack of identifiablility of the compass stars and because the position of the drum was of questionable blazonability. Commentary on the previous iteration can be found at: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=3939

This submission was created and processed entirely in electronic format. Though the form says the name was submitted with the device, the name submission actually predates this device submission by one month. The name can be found on Artemisia LoI dated 2016-12-26. https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4271

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


This item was on the 04-2017 LoAR

2: Gryphon's Lair, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gryphon's Lair, Barony of in May of 2009, via Artemisia.

Covey of the Gryphon

Pattern - This Order name follows the pattern of Heraldic Charges documented in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

Designator - Covey is a period term for a group of birds, people, or things. The pertinent usage is defined as "A family, party, or set (of persons or things)." This usage is dated to the early 1590's. See DOCS for a screenshot of the OED citations.

Substantive Element - Griffin's are a common heraldic charge. The spelling "Gryphon" is grandfathered to the submitter having been used as recently as Oct 2012 in the registration of Gryphon and Tablet, Order of the (via Artemisia).

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-01-28/21-53-39_Covey_of_the_Gryphon_-_doc_1.jpg


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3: Gryphon's Lair, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gryphon's Lair, Barony of in May of 2009, via Artemisia.

Order of Gryphon's Feather

This name follows the pattern of "Orders whose name contains the given name of their founder or the secular person for whom the order is named" as discussed in the cover letter article From Pelican: Patterns of Order Names by Margaret Pelican in the August 2005 CL. http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2005/08/05-08cl.html

The Aug 2015 registration of Order of Strongbow of Artemisia (via Aremisia) indicates that the name was changed from Order of Strongbows Yeomen because a "yeoman" was not a plausible heraldic charge. We therefore assume that an order name based on this pattern may include a heraldic charge. http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/08/15-08lar.html#88

The founders given name, Gryphon, is documented as an English surname in the marriage record of James Gryphon and Beatrix Prince on 04 Mar 1643 in Thorley, Hampshire, England. IGI Batch M06149-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RV-H4N This surname can be used as a given name using the the late period English pattern.

Feathers are a common heraldic charge registered as recently as Sept. of 2016 in the registration of the badge of the Caidan Circle of Bards Azure, a lute bendwise sinister argent stringed sable surmounting a feather bendwise argent (via Caid).

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


This item was on the 04-2017 LoAR

4: Gryphon's Lair, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gryphon's Lair, Barony of in May of 2009, via Artemisia.

Order of the Gryphon and Axe

Orders named after two heraldic charges is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#AllTwoCharges

First Substantive Element - Griffin's are a common heraldic charge. The spelling "Gryphon" is grandfathered to the submitter having been used are recently as Oct 2012 in the registration of Gryphon and Tablet, Order of the via Artemisia.

Second Substantive Element - An axe is a common heraldic charge registered as recently as Sept 2016 via Artemisia in the arms of Ignat Ladogin Or, a bull-headed bull-hoofed man statant affronty head to dexter sable vested of a kilt sable marked Or maintaining an axe, on a chief raguly sable three axes Or.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


This item was on the 04-2017 LoAR

5: Gryphon's Lair, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gryphon's Lair, Barony of in May of 2009, via Artemisia.

Order of the Gryphon and Bow

Orders named after two heraldic charges is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#AllTwoCharges

First Substantive Element - Griffin's are a common heraldic charge. The spelling "Gryphon" is grandfathered to the submitter having been used are recently as Oct 2012 in the registration of Gryphon and Tablet, Order of the via Artemisia.

Second Substantive Element - Bows are a common heraldic charge registered as recently as Sept 2016 via Atlantia in the arms of Gracia Slay Per bend azure and argent, a rainbow proper and a pegasus segreant azure.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


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6: Gryphon's Lair, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gryphon's Lair, Barony of in May of 2009, via Artemisia.

Order of the Mantle of Gryphons' Lair

Orders named after a single heraldic charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

A Mantle is a heraldic charge registered as recently as Oct 2015 via the West in the arms of Thomas de Roelent Argent, a mantle gules corded Or and in chief a sword fesswise reversed, a chief indented azure.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


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7: Isabel Cordera - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2016, via Artemisia.

Vert seme of estoiles, and a lamb couchant contourney Or.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

The artwork and forms for this submission were modified by Kingdom to increase identifyability of the strewn charges and answer concerns regarding the length of the tail. The submitter has seen and approved of all changes. The original artwork and the discussion thereof can be found at: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=71173


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8: Johan Aguilar de Granada - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Johan - Male Spanish given name documented in the christening record of Johan Casayan on 05 Jan 1512 in Santa Basilisa, Gallinés, Gerona, Spain. IGI Batch C02992-9. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5M7-YNL

Aguilar - Spanish surname documented in the christening record of Luis Aguilar Martines on 20 Apr 1574 in Santa María de Arbas, Mayorga de Campos, Valladolid, Spain. IGI Batch C00264-7. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF4K-6YH

De Granada - Spansh locative byname documented in the marriage record of Maria Salome De Granada Xochitl and Joan Bonaventora on 19 Jul 1610 in Señor Santiago, Tecali de Herrera, Puebla, Mexico. GS Film Number 240707. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZM-71VM

Consulting herald Johanne die Waeyer

Additional docs from Michael Gerard Curtememoire:

De Granada - Spansh locative byname recorded in the christening record of Damiana Cornexo De Granada on 14 Jan 1598 in SAN ANTONIO, MIXQUIAHUALA, HIDALGO, MEXICO. IGI batch C61367-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNSW-LZG

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-01-28/22-09-33_record-image_939K-RCSD-64.jpg


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9: Juan Sebastian De Vega Ramirez - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and argent, two zydrachs naiant in annulo counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Pattern - The Iberian patterns of double given name and double byname are both listed in SENA Appendix A. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA/Iberian

Juan - Male Spanish given name documented in the death record of Juan Rodriguez on 10 Sep 1637 in Spain. IGI Batch B00471-0. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNMM-NZT

Sebastian - Male Spanish given name documented in the death record of Sebastian Conde on 15 Oct 1593 in Spain. IGI Batch B00471-0. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNMM-6QF

De Vega - Spanish surname documented in the marriage record of Pedro De Vega and Luisa Aguado on 26 Apr 1589 in San Nicholas De Bari, Valladoid, Valladoid, Spain. IGI Batch M87112-8. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF89-VPG

Ramirez - Spanish surname documented in the christening record of Maria Ramirez on 06 Sep 1636 in SAN PELAYO, PINEL DE ABAJO, VALLADOLID, SPAIN. IGI Batch C87315-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FBDM-8VC

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Additional docs from Michael Gerard Curtememoire:

There seems to be missing the documentation required for the defining instance of a zydrach. Fortunately for the submitter, the Net provides the embroidery of Mary Queen of Scots, first image below from http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/04/hammerhead-shark-embroidery-by-mary.html, confirmed by http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O15347/the-oxburgh-hangings-panel-mary-queen-of/ linked therein. Note that it shows on a stripe the charge's proposed name, which happens not to be known to the OED.

The citation to Gesner 1570, p. 150, given at the first link above, is among the pages missing from the display of the online Icones animalium quadrupedum uiuiparorum et ouiparorum at https://archive.org/details/iconesanimaliumq00gess, which may not even be the same work; cf. the list at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Conrad_Gesner.

However, as of this writing an illustrated page has been preserved at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/333618284877030144/, second image below, seen also perhaps more permanently at http://artsnataliia.weebly.com/my-art-blog/calendar-assignment, in both sources dated 1575 and attributed to Gesner's Historia Animalium. Just above the picture is a label in roman type that may read "Zygæna", Latin for 'yoke' according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_hammerhead, which article shows that word frequently used in scientific names for the species. The "smooth" that appears in the common names to mean having no indentation in the front of the head is indeed the shape that this image shows and is used in the submission.

I note now as I have elsewhere the support in "From Wreath Queen of Arms: WHERE HAVE ALL THE DETAILS GONE?" on http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2001/08/01-08cl.html for silhouette depictions like those here. Nevertheless, I would prefer the highly distinctive placement of the sharks' eyes to be shown.

Golden Pillar notes that the term zydrach was documented in May of 2015 in the device return of Anabel de Marseille (via Caid) Argent, a zydrach urinant sable and on a chief invected purpure three hearts argent and that the device resub of Cúán mac Muirchertaig Vert, three zydrachs naiant in annulo and a chief Or, charged with an anvil vert predates this submission in Laurels cue. http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/05/15-05lar.html#91 https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=70689

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-01-28/21-57-52_23-09-42_ZydrachMary.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-01-28/21-57-52_23-09-43_ZydrachGesner.PNG


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10: Osana la Oyllasco Artzaia - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Needs to mean chicken shepherd) most important.

Vsana (Vsana de Yloro). 1490. [EUSW s.n. Osana]

http://www.larsdatter.com/basque/1or.htm

(Vsana alt spelling of Osana)

Vsana the chicken shepherd

Oilasko (oilo "chicken," with -sko diminutive suffix)

Sancho Oyllasco - 1350 [ARZA].

http://www.larsdatter.com/basque/appendix3.htm

artzai ("shepherd")

Garsia Artzaia - 1211 [ARZA]

http://www.larsdatter.com/basque/appendix3.htm

Additional docs from ffride wlffsdotter:

Karen Larsdatter's article does seem to show double descriptive bynames:

http://www.larsdatter.com/basque/appendix3.htm

sn. aketz

Sancha Maloa Aqueza - 1330

<Sancha><"scarecrow"><"boar">

sn. sai

Orti Sey uelça - 1265 (corrected missing character with: http://www.euskaltzaindia.eus/index.php?option=com_oeh&view=frontpage&Itemid=&lang=eu&sarrera=sai&xe h=1)

<Orti><"vulture"><"black">

sn. txirri

Sancha Ederra Chirria - 1330

<Sancha><"beautiful"><"small gull">

But if that's enough to show a pattern of two bynames "little chicken" and "shepherd," I'm less sure.

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If she wants Osana, Euskaltzaindia/The Royal Academy of the Basque Language actually has a nifty-looking database of names, including:

sn. Osana, feminine name

<Osana de Martitegui> 1493

<Ozana de Herçilla> 1514

<Vsana de Yloro> 1490

http://www.euskaltzaindia.eus/index.php?option=com_eoda&Itemid=469&view=izenak&testua=Osana&lang=es

Correction to Name (2016-Dec-30 16:12:30): The submitter has indicated that she now prefers the spelling Osana for the given name.


This item was on the 04-2017 LoAR

11: Tigernach Bard - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Artemisia LoI of October 26, 2016 as submitted.

Gules, a peacock Or maintaining a lute and sword in saltire Or, and a bordure Or semy of compass stars sable

The previous iteration of this device was returned by Golden Pillar in Aug 2016 for lack of identifiablility of the compass stars and for exceeding the complexity count norms. Commentary on the previous iteration can be found at: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=3939

This submission was created and processed entirely in electronic format. Though the form says the name was submitted with the device, the name submission actually predates this device submission by a few months. The name is on Artemisia LoI dated 2016-10-26. https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=69980

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


Thanks be to all who helped with commentary on these submissions at kingdom; namely Seraphina Golden Dolphin, Daniel the Broc, Thomas de Groet, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Coblaith Muimnech, Basil Lions Heart, Hallerna Stjornukona, ffride wlffsdotter, and Ogawa Matajirou Ujimori (Tanaka Ujimori).

Health to each of you,

Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 5 New Order Names and 4 New Devices. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.