Gry • v • eken
From the Swedish word "gry" the first part of the name refers to the sun rising in the morning. This symbolises hope, that things are starting to get brighter or are starting to develop. The Swedish word "ek" translates to oak and "eken" translates into "the oak". The oak symbolises stability and longivity as the oaktree is known to reach 1000 years of age. In celtic ages in Europe the oak was concidered holy and was used in various ceremonies. The oakleafs holds the meaning of honor and has even in modern times been used to represent higher ranks in organisations such as the military. The "v" has been adopted to symbolise the shield that carries the rising sun and the oak, creating the name Gryveken. The sun that rises over the oak.