Esa inghean Donnchaidh

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Introduction

The Honorable Lady Esa currently resides within the Barony of Caer Mear in the Kingdom of Atlantia. She first began playing in the SCA in 2012 in the Barony of Stierbach. Esa is a researcher of women’s health from the ancient world to the middle ages, with special emphasis on menstruation, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. Esa is also a Deputy Chancellor for the University of Atlantia,

Persona

Esa's name seems most fitting for a fourteenth century Scottish woman; however, Esa's primary persona recently changed to that of an Iron Age Orcadian woman (circa 500 CE). Esa is alternatively known as Venus of Atlantia. The persona of Venus is classical Roman; inspired by Aphrodite, the ocean, sapphic love, and living deliciously.

Heraldry

Azure, in pale a salmon and a loaf of bread, a bordure embattled argent.

Her heraldry is inspired by the medieval “love loaves” and other food magic, and the persecution of women that beliefs like these incited. We may make light of absurd tragedy, but let us never forget.

“The desperate mistress was condemned for using magic to incite love. Successes were claimed to have been accomplished by her serving a man bread she had kneaded with her buttocks or a fish she had previously inserted into her vagina.” (From the Buchard of Worms)

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