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Atenveldt LoP dated 2018-08-31



Unto Their Royal Majesties Ivan and Ian'ka; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

Please have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the September Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 20 September 2018. Thank you!

1: Franz Weiher -New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and azure, a compass rose Or between three crosses formy argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The name is German. Franz is a male given name; Franz Pauwel Schlepers have a christening date of 10 Dec 1595 in Sankt Kunibert Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia (Batch J96886-1, : 10 February 2018).

Margaretha Weiher has a christening date of 09 Sep 1599 in Huddenhardt, Mosbach Baden (Batch C93484-2, : 10 February 2018).

2: Hrafnkel Sveinsson -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie and in base two anchors all counterchanged.

No major changes.

The name is Old Norse. Hrafnkell (with two -l-s) is a male given found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( It seems that a number of versions of the Icelandic saga spell it as Hrafnkel.

Sveinn is a male given name, also found above. This becomes Sveinsson when used as a patronymic ("A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

It seems that all charges (at least the calamarie) could be drawn a little larger and take advantage of the space.

3: Lagertha Arnafríðsdottir -New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and argent, a chickadee contourny Or and an iris blossom proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 9th-10th Old Norse.
Sound most important.
Language most important.

Judith Jesch's Women in the Viking Age, p. 176, mentions the female given name in quotes from the Danish historian's Saxo Grammaticus' The History/Story of the Danes (Gesta Danorum), written c. 1200. Lagertha's tale is recorded in passages in the ninth book of the Gesta Danorum as that of a skilled Amazon, who, though a maiden, had the courage of a man, and fought in front among the bravest with her hair loose over her shoulders. The name is seen as Ladgerda (Project Gutenberg,

Arnfríðr is a male ON name ("Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The patronymic is formed in this way as demonstrated in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

The emblazon needs work. The Per chevron inverted... is incorrectly drawn. The chickadees is a North American bird group (SFPP), which is acceptable, but is non-problematic as an Old World tit; this rendering is so abstract that it is more simply blazoned as a bird. Irises come in a variety of colors, so the tincture would have to be blazoned here; the hard copy shows it as blue/azure with a yellow/Or center. It also looks very little like the heraldic irises we usually see.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 3 Names and 3 Devices. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.

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