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Sigrdrífa the Priestess

Seal of the Court of the Realm

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Your High Holiness,

 

This is the Seal of the Court of the Realm. Its design is based on a legend of the origins of the Lex Frisionum, the written Frisian law.

 

Charlemagne, who wished to assemble written law codes for all his subject peoples, summoned twelve representatives of the Frisian people, the Āsegas ('law-speakers'), and demanded they recite their people's laws. When they could not do so after several days, he let them choose between death, slavery, or being set adrift in a rudderless boat.

 

They chose the last and prayed for help, whereupon a thirteenth man appeared, with a golden axe on his shoulder. He steered the boat to land with the axe, then threw it ashore; a spring appeared where it landed. He taught them laws and then disappeared.The stranger and the spring are identified with Fosite and the sacred spring of Fositesland. Fosite is an alternative name for Forseti, a Norse God of justice.

 

Therefore the axe in the seal represents the golden axe Forseti had on his shoulder and the blue represents the sacred spring.

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It is most fitting. Are there variants depending on which tribunal uses it?

 

Yes, there indeed are two variants.

 

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In the event that the Seal of the Court of the Realm is used by Magistrates' Tribunal, the runes "Mannaz" and "Tiwaz" are added to the aforementioned seal.

 

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When the Althing's Tribunal uses the Seal of the Court of the Realm, the runes "Ansuz" and "Tiwaz" are added to the aforesaid seal.

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