Award of the Elephants Heart

Awarded to Morwen (modernly known as Josie Dykstra)

By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2015-09-24

Let us now proclaim
An acknowledgment from heaven to earth
Of the coming of a giant Artisan,
Morwen, Our daughter:
Morwen, producer of abundances,
Passionate, iron-gifted,
Eminent for needle-strokes.
She went throughout the world;
Throughout the world she went
To seek for science.
Whoever seeks science,
Let her be clamorous in mind.
What she desires in her mind
She shall have from the world.

Mindful of her sharp wit, nimble hands, and helpful spirit,
We, Ermenrich and Kasha, Baron and Baroness of Cynnabar,
grant unto Morwen this, Our Award of the Elephant’s Heart.

Let none countermand Our words.
Text adapted from “Ryfedaf na chiawr”, poem #28 in Llyfr Taliesin (Welsh, early 14th century),
as translated by W. F. Skene in The Four Ancient Books of Wales (1868).

For updates and corrections, please e-mail Include your SCA name, modern name, awards to add, and date received.