Award of the Tower’s Light

Awarded to Aeffe Torsdottir (modernly known as Margaret Kelly)

By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2016-12-10

Forward went We; | Our way was straight.
To a hall We came, | and a door there hung;
In did We fare, | on the floor was a fire:
Godaeth and Aeffe | owned the house.

There sat the twain, | and worked at their tasks:
The one mixed ink | for the scholar’s art;
Her thoughts considered, | her words were sage,
As written beauty | with pen she wrought.

The other well | the needle wielded,
At the weaving with arms | outstretched she worked;
At her side was the paint, | on her table the parchment:
She captured visions | with careful brush.

We know well | wise words to speak;
Here in the midst | of the hall We sit,
Where on either side | the others are.

In Our doubtless right | as lawful rulers,
With candid esteem | We call these persons
Shining torches | of the Tower’s Light.

Text adapted from Rígsþula (10th - 13th century?), as translated into English by Henry Adams Bellows in 1936.

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