In the middle of a great circle, at the annual All - Thing,
Stood a prince of a man, with one hand upon a ring.
Across from the young Jarl, stood a man from the east,
The Pagans called him Godi, the Christians called him priest.
The Godi held the golden oath ring tightly in his hand,
And asked the proud Jarl, "Will you protect your father's land ?"
The Prince answered quickly, as he looked him in the eye,
" I will protect this land, and people, until the day I die. "
The Godi asked again, this time much louder than before !
The Jarl answered powerfully, " Until I am no more ! "
"Then by this oath you have taken upon this sacred ring,
And in front of all your folk, I proclaim that you are King !"
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2013.