My grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, was a Folk-Mother who raised her four beautiful daughters on her own after banishing her husband, Royal Rosamond, from the Rosamond home in Ventura By The Sea, because as a poet and writer, he was a poor bread-winner. Dreamers were one more mouth to feed during the Depression, and Royal became a Wanderer upon the earth. He never came home again.
My first girlfriend. Marilyn Godfry, looked like Mary, as did Rena. I worship women.
“At this time Rosamond the Mother, who had done all in her power by
gentle means to preserve peace, when she saw how bad it was, made
short work of it. Immediately she sent messengers throughout all the
districts to call a general levy, which brought together all the
defenders of the country. The landsmen who were fighting were all
caught, but Jon with his seamen took refuge on board his fleet,
taking with him the two lamps, as well as Minerva and the maidens of
both the citadels. Helprik, the chief summoned him to appear; but
while all the soldiers were on the other side of the Scheldt, Jon
sailed back to the Flymeer, and then straight to our islands. His
fighting men and many of our people took women and children on board,
and when Jon saw that he and his people would be punished for their
misdeeds, he secretly took his departure. He did well, for all our
islanders and the other Scheldt people who had been fighting were
transported to Britain.
Jon, John, Jhon, Jan, are all the same name, though the pronunciation
varies, as the seamen like to shorten everything to be able to make
it easier to call. Jon – that is, “Given” – was a sea-king, born at
Alberga, who sailed from the Flymeer with a fleet of 127 ships
KALTA AND THE ORIGINS OF THE CELTS
This chapter is the story of Rosamond, Kalta and the early years of
Minerva however standard history has very little to say about these
historical personages. Their influence on the course of Europe and
the Mediterranean was enormous, affecting everything that has
followed for thousands of years. Of Rosamond nothing is known except
for a namesake, Fair Rosamond, the mistress of King Henry II who has
been endowed with many legends and dubious stories beyond her
station. Kalta is not remembered but the Celts who were named after
her have various “historical” descriptions.
Order of Priestesses
The judiciary of Friesland shall comprise an Order of Priestesses (Oarder fan Fâmna), which shall also safeguard the constitution. Every year 220 girls, aged 13, shall be chosen by lot as trainees (lêrfâmkis), and four assigned to each borough. At 18 they shall become priestesses (fâmna, sing. fâm). They shall be required to remain chaste, and to spend six hours a day, in two shifts, kneeling before their borough’s beacon (foddik), a perpetual flame representing truth and justice, presided over by a borough-priestess (burchfâm), who may veto any decision of the borough council or sheriff. There shall be seven priestesses and five trainees kneeling before their beacon at all times. At 25 they shall either be discharged, or become elders (i.e. judges), and be eligible for appointment as borough-priestesses.
The head of state of Friesland shall be the Folk Mother (Folksmoder), head of the Order of Priestesses, with her official residence in the former almshouses at Weverstraat 63-67, Den Burg, Texel. The Folk Mother may veto any decision of the National Assembly or the Stadtholder. She shall appoint, and may remove from office, borough-priestesses for each of the other boroughs, and shall herself act as borough-priestess for Texel. The Folk Mother and borough-priestesses shall hold court outdoors, taking petitions in front of their residences. The term of office of the Folk Mother shall be for life, and upon her death her successor shall be elected by a conclave of the borough-priestesses from amongst themselves.
The Frisian Alliance derives its proposals for an independent Friesland from the Oera Linda Book, a collection of ancient writings discovered in the Netherlands in the 1860s, detailing the history and mythology of the Frisians. Although the manuscript apparently dates to the 13th century, it is copied from much older texts, and since it is written in the oldest and purest known form of the Frisian language, it shall be required learning in all schools. It comprises six parts, of which the second, The Book of Adela’s Followers, is by far the longest. These are divided into a total of fifty-three chapters. The first English translation, linked below, was made by William Sandbach in 1876, and published by Trübner & Co. of London.
THE BOOK OF ADELA’S FOLLOWERS
THE WRITINGS OF ADELBROST AND APOLLONIA
THE WRITINGS OF FRÊTHORIK AND WILJOW
THE WRITING OF KONERÊD
 Goddess and Folk-mothers
According to the Oera Linda Book.
Frya, ?-2194 BC (eponymous ancestress of the Frisians, who supposedly inhabited all of Northern and Western Europe)
Fasta, 2194-after 2145 BC (appointed by Frya when the latter ascended to the stars during a terrible flood)
Minna, fl. 2013 BC (faced an invasion of Finns from the east, who settled in the Frisian lands in Scandinavia)
Rosamond, 1631-? BC (the Frisians in Western Europe revolted and became the Celts)
Hellicht, fl. 1621 BC
Frana, ?-590 BC (murdered by the Finns during an invasion)
Adela (de facto), 590-559 BC (supposedly ordered the compilation of what became the Oera Linda Book)
Gosa, 306-before 264 BC (elected after a long vacancy, Frisian rule confined to approximately the modern Netherlands)
Prontlik, fl. c. 60 BC (puppet folk-mother appointed by King Asinga Ascon)
According to the Frisia seu de viris rebusque illustribus (and the Oera Linda Book).
Friso, 313-245 BC (Adel I Friso (de facto), 304-264 BC) (established a militaristic hereditary monarchy)
Adel, 245-151 BC (Adel II Atharik, 264-? BC)
Ubbo, 151-71 BC (Adel III Ubbo)
Asinga Ascon, 71 BC-AD 11 (Adel IV Asega Askar, or Black Adel) (reviled for employing foreign troops and bringing plague)
Diocarus Segon, 11-46
Dibbaldus Segon, 46-85 (? Verritus) (forced to accept Roman protection, and may have visited Rome in person)
Tabbo, 85-130 (? Malorix)
According to the Frisia seu de viris rebusque illustribus.
Asconius, 130-173 (title downgraded to duke as a Roman client)
Titus Boiocalus, 187-240
Haron Ubbo, 299-335
Udolphus Haron, 360-392
According to the Frisia seu de viris rebusque illustribus (and Merovingian chronicles).
Richardus, Uffo, 392-435 (? Finn Folcwalding)
Odilbaldus, 435-470 (? Sibbelt)
Richoldus, 470-533 (? Ritzard)
Beroaldus, 533-590 (? Audulf)
Adgillus I, 590-672 (Aldegisel, ?-680)
Radbodus I, 672-723 (Radbod I, 680-719)
(Poppo, 719-734) (not listed in the rebusque)
Adgillus II, 723-737 (Aldegisel II)
Gondobaldus, 737-749 (Gundebold, or Aldegisel III)
Radbodus II, 749-775 (Radbod II)