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          King Woden-lithi's dedication inscribed just below the image of the war god Tsiw.  The text reads from left to right and, by supplying the vowels, may be pronounced as Wlk halgen Tsiwa Woden-litya, "The image hallowed to Tsiw by Woden-lithi."  The last two letters of the king's name are given as ogam in a ship rebus.  This is also a common feature of inscriptions at Bronze Age sites in Sweden, where prayers for the safety of ships are rendered in ogam letters that are fitted together to make diagrammatic pictures of ships.  There are also connections here with words of modern English (Fell 1982).