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The coat of arms of Torsås kommun in Kalmar län, Sweden is a red Thor's hammer on a yellow background. The name of the Municipality means 'Thor's ridge'. Thor is a common element in placenames across the Norse world.

The Rose Window features a version of the coat of arms of Lerwick, with several elements of Norse heritage incorporated: the Viking ship with dragon prows, the battle-axe and the raven (the latter associated with Odin and an important symbol in Norse…

This 'Welcome to Shetland' sign features a version of the Shetland coat of arms, including a Viking ship, and Shetland's motto 'Með lögum skal land byggja'. This is a normalised version of an Old Norse phrase from the Danish Jyske Lov meaning 'with…
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