Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 1 September 2018, A.S. LIII
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
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 by 20 September 2018. Thank you!
Please consider the following submissions for the September 2018 Atenveldt LoI:
Franz Weiher (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per fess sable and azure, a compass rose Or between three crosses formy argent.
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, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N852-NQ8 : 10 February 2018). Margaretha Weiher has a christening date of 09 Sep 1599 in Huddenhardt, Mosbach Baden (Batch C93484-2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8Q3-G7X : 10 February 2018). The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Hrafnkel Sveinsson (Ered Sul): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie and in base two anchors all counterchanged.
The name is Old Norse. Hrafnkell (with two -l-s) is a male given found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). 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, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html). The client will not take Major changes to the name.
Lagertha Arnafrí ðsdottir (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron vert and argent, a chickadee contourny Or and an iris blossom proper.
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 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, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1150/1150-h/1150-h.htm).
Arnfríðr is a male ON name (“Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). The patronymic is formed in this way as demonstrated in “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html. The client desires a female name and is more interested in the sound and language/culture of the name. She asks that it be make authentic for 9th-10th C. Old Norse.
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 am Old World tit; this 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 following submissions appear in the August 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Cristina Volpina, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.
de Passais: NEW
The first citation does demonstrate the spelling (with the double -ss-) that the client submitted.
Daphne of Karyes (MT): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per fess azure and sable, four increscents in fess and sunflower Or.
the online Lexicon of Greek Personal Names: Daphne (Δάφνη), 32
LGPN results with dates ranging from 31BC to AD310 (code imp.)
through 275AD. Results url:
Karyai, village in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece is found 7 times in
the LGPN Place Catalogue. All in Vol. 3a, dates ranging from 323BC to
31BC (code hell.) through 2nd/3rd C. AD (code ii/iii AD). Results
Dougal Corkran (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron inverted sable and gules, a sword inverted between in chief a pair of wings argent.
Dougal (as submitted): Black's "Surnames of Scotland", p. 316, s.n. Godricson, "Dugall, son of Gotrich, who served on an inquest at Berwick, 1296, is probably the Dougal Gotherysonne of the county of Dumfries and the Dougal fiz Gothrik of Wyggestone who rendered home the same year." Also, p. 453, s.n. Macaneduff. "The goods of Dougal Mackaneduff (i.e. son of black John) were distrained in 1498."
Leoson (MT): NEW NAME and
DEVICE: Quarterly azure and gules, a single-horned anvil
argent charged with a Thor's hammer azure.
Elena Zharkova: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron inverted azure and vert, in pale a natural sea-tortoise and a plumeria flower argent.
The defining example of plumeria was provided for Ceara MacTagan's device, https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=1990 where an image and her documentation can be seen. The tortoise en silhouette should be registerable. http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2001/08/01-08cl.html, "From Wreath Queen of Arms: WHERE HAVE ALL THE DETAILS GONE?", which tells us “not all period heraldic art has internal details, and such silhouette depictions are acceptable in the SCA as long as identifiability is preserved.”
Finnian MacBride: NEW DEVICE: Argent, a drawn bow reversed with arrow nocked azure within three snakes glissant fretted in triangle inverted gules, a bordure azure.
Isla Melrose: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per bend vert and azure, two longbows strings outward Or, in base a sheaf of arrows argent, a bordure Or.
Juliana la Caminante de Navarra: NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A cross of Santiago per pale sable and argent.
Orrin Darius (BoA): NEW DEVICE
two serpents in a Bourchier knot, that to dexter or and to sinister
Robbert Broekhuijsen (MT): Per bend sinister gules and argent, a dragon in annulo azure, in base two arrows inverted in saltire sable.
The name was registered October 2017.
previous submission, Per bend sinister gules and argent, an
Oriental dragon in annulo azure, in base a baroque folded trumpet
fesswise reversed vert surmounted by two arrows inverted in saltire
sable., was returned by Laurel March 2018 “for the use of
charges surmounting only secondary charges. In the January 2018
return of Marcus de Grae, it was ruled that "No evidence was
presented, and none could be found, showing that the practice of
surmounting charges covering only secondary charges when a primary
charge is present was done in period. Absent such evidence, armory
with surmounting charges that do not overlie the primary charge will
be returned." There was also a SFPP for the use of an Oriental
Violetta Villani (Tir Ysgithr): NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Purpure, two roses slipped and leaved in pile, stems crossed at the tips, on a chief triangular argent a butterfly sable.
The name was registered February 2010.
If registered, the client wishes to release her current device, Gules, two roses slipped and leaved in pile, stems crossed at the tips, on a chief argent three butterflies sable. (submission made at Pennsic)
Zanetta Zavatta (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Benvenuti provides interesting addenda: The Venetian docs check out.
Legal name allowance makes this a good name. My additions in brackets
[..]: De Felice Cognomi, p.271, s.n. Zavatta. [modern usage] Diffuso
sporadicamente nel Nord, fuorché per i derivati in -eri che sono
propri dello Sicilia e della Calabria mer., ha alla basa soprannomi e
nomi di mestiere formati dalle voci sett. zavatta "ciabatta,
scarpa di scadente fattura", e zavatìn
(emiliano zavatén) con il corrispondente siciliano e calabrese
zavatteri "ciabttino, calzolaio che lavora male" e, con uso
estensivo, "chi fa male un lavoro, il proprio mestiere". V.
The following submissions were registered by the
SCA College of Arms, June 2018:
Adam the Fox. Name
and device. Per saltire
sable and vert, a fret and on a chief argent an annulet sable between
two oak trees vert.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald
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