Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Yours truly, Genghis

Here's my own reconstruction of the personal seal of Genghis Khan (and all subsequent Great Khans). Supposedly there was a red one for official documents and a blue one for personal documents. My grasp of Classical Mongolian script is a little shaky, but I'm about 95% sure I got the text right. It says:

“By the power of Eternal Heaven, let the decree of the Oceanic Khan of the Great Mongol Nation be respected and feared by subjects and foes alike.”

Literally translated it's more like :"Eternal Heaven's power under, Great Mongol Nation's Oceanic Khan's decree, subject or hostile people reach if, should revere, should fear." Thank Eternal Heaven's power under for poetic license.