The Viking Chest - The two end pieces are extended down to form slab legs, raising the chest off the floor (or ship deck). Viking chests have both the front and end-piece overlapping each other, so nails reinforced the joint in both directions. Although the resulting joint is still not very durable, and Viking chests often show the use of metal reinforcing straps.
Liv/lībišu/Livonian, a Finnic people from Latvia. For a nice summary of a very thorough book on the subject of Liv/lībiešu/Livonian tortoise brooches and chain ornaments from Latvia, read here: http://briai.ku.lt/downloads/AB/12/12_137-139_Reviews.pdf
# Lofn (pronounced LAW-ven) is the Norse Goddess of Forbidden Love. She is one of Frigg’s handmaidens, and serves Frigg (who is the Goddess of Marriage) by removing the obstacles that lovers face. She also presides over the marriage of the two that she has brought together. Lofn’s name, which means “praise,” is also seen as Lofna, Lofe, and Lofua.