Dyrfinna Drengsdottir

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Dyrfinna
Information
Preferred title: Excellency
Their Pronouns: she,her
Resides: Gyldenholt
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Lady Dyrfinna Drengsdottir is currently the baroness of Gyldenholt. She is an active member of the Arts & Sciences community. She is particularly fond of the weirder side of history, namely digging into folklore, mythology, rituals and superstitions. She has participated in medieval gardening, herbalism and ritual, from creating 12th century cures to preforming a Finnish bear funeral rite. Dyrfinna loves to pass this knowledge along, teaching classes and encouraging everyone to grow more plants! On occasion she has been known to throw an axe or shoot an arrow or two. Dyrfinna is a founding member of the household The Tavern of Lost Souls.

Persona

Lady Dyrfinna Drengsdottir is an iron age Finnish lady from the Kainuu (Kvenland) region of what is now known as Finland. Her father Drengr was a trader who traveled the borders and coasts, often doing business with Vikings. It was in this way that she met her husband, Lord Brynjólfr Brandsson, who won her father’s favor with a keen deal, and a good tussle with the family house bear.

Event Staff

  • Co-Event Steward, Gyldenholt Anniversary 2015, with Lord Brynjólfr Brandsson
  • Co-Event Steward, Gyldenholt-Lyondemere Winterfest 2014

Offices & Positions

Classes Taught

Ranks

  • Thrown Weapons, Caid Rank: Kern (Pikeman), 2013
  • Thrown Weapons, Caid Rank: Fyre (Knifeman), 2014
  • Archery, Caid Archery Rank: Novice for Royal Round, Recurve, 2015

Competitions

Entries and Publications

Caid Artisan Spotlight Interview https://arts.sca-caid.org/artisan-spotlight-dyrfinna-drengsdottir/
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Finnish Bear Funeral - FoTR 2022

Bear Funeral Recreation Process
Bear Poem translations
Bear Funeral Historical Research Paper

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Gyldenholt A&S entry 2022. 12th century cures and source plants.
12th Century Medicine Documentation

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Embroidered Sator Square
Sator Square Documentation

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Herbarium Pages
An Orange Herbarium Documentation

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Encaustic Floor Tiles


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Tomato illumination and specimens

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Looped Square Site Token - Made with Brynjolfr Brandsson

Looped Square Amulet Research