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Heraldry and Coats of Arms

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Heraldry is the science of devising, assigning, recording and maintaining coats of arms and other heraldic devices such as badges, crests and mottoes, for their use in identifying royalty, nobility and certain ecclesiastical authorities, as well as tracing their noble lineage and titles. Heraldry is closely associated with genealogy, knighthood, nobility and royalty, and questions included in this category relate to coats of arms, crests, heraldic badges, rolls of arms, and heraldic elements such as tinctures, charges, ordinaries and marshaling,
the Ui Neill were hereditary chiefs of tyrone in ulster. they accepted the title Earl of Tyrone from the tudors and later went into exile with most of the other chieftains in 1605 after defeat in the 9 year war against elizabeth 1.   That's incorrect. The O'NEILL accecpted the Earldom. The …
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There are two possible coats of arms that you might mean: one is the permanent heraldry for the position of Archbishop of Birmingham (the diocese was elevate to Archdiocese status in 1911). Each Archbishop might also have his own personal heraldry, such as Vincent Nichols who held the post of Archbi…
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The kangaroo and emu are on Australia's coat-of-arms.These two native creatures were selected because neither one is able to take a backwards step, thereby symbolising Australia's progression forwards.
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Try "Traité d'héraldique" by Michel Pastoureau, 1997. Wikipedia also has a nice article on Papal Coats of Arms.
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The three England lionsSome old geezer in the pub was telling me this last night! He said it was: "Claws", "Maine" and "He Roars" Take it or leave it! the actual names of the three lions are : roary pauz and mayne .From a guide at the Houses of Parliament and from other sources.The names of the t…
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Answer Lions were actually fairly well known in Europe. The Romans had imported them from India and Africa for the games in the Coloseum. Some games with gladiators were held in many places in Europe, not just Rome. Pictures and descriptions were passed around. Many encountered lions and pictures…
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A hippocampus was a half horse and half sea horse figure.
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Australia's coat of arms features a kangaroo and emu. These two animals are prominent on the coat of arms because, not only are they uniquely Australian, but they are unable to walk backwards, and therefore represent forward progression - apt for a new, young country. They are not Australia's offici…
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Answer heraldry the meaning : to identify a nobleman in battle. a coat of arms being an heraldic reference to a person/family and used only by that person or family. i.e, the fluer de leys of the prince of wales, the three Lions rampant of the King of England.
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Australia's first coat-of-arms was granted in 1908, and was a forerunner to the current coat-of-arms, featuring an emu and a kangaroo supporting the Australian shield. Australia's current coat-of-arms was granted by Royal Warrant in 1912, and included more design to reflect the federated states, bu…
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The Latin motto at the bottom of the Tasmanian coat of arms is Ubertas et fidelitas, meaning 'Fertility and Faithfulness'.
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Answer Morpheus - Greek god of dreams. "In the arms of Morpheus" means to be asleep. on Howrse it means to be asleep whal you age!!! To be dreaming
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to create a coat of arms (or a army). Also to strengthen the coat of arms.
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the study of coat of arms
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It means 'to be asleep'.
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orle is correct. orle from bazza
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Cro-Magnon man made and wore parkas. This was during the Ice Age (roughly 30,000 years ago.)
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A coat of arms is a symbol, usually painted on an escutcheon (a shield), that represents a country, institution, Royal Personage or member of the noble class. Some coats of arms are painted on an oval or lozenge instead of a shield, because they belong to a noble woman or a member of the clergy, and…
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The colors of heraldry each have their own meaning. Red stands for nobility, boldness and ferocity. Purple signifies justice and majesty. Orange represents a tennis ball. Blue signifies piety and sincerity. Black symbolizes knowledge, serenity and work. Green stands for joy, youth, and beauty.
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A coat of arms is an official set of designs and/or symbols belonging to a particular family, institution or political organisation, including state or territory. These symbols are usually arranged around a shield which identify the ancestry of that family line or institution, and involve emblems or…
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The coat of arms in Panama represents the glory, heritage and heraldry of Panama. It characterizes that Panama is welcoming to all who live there and who just visit. It also symbolizes independence, work and peace and abundance.
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According to legend, the ravens are linked to the story of the fourth-century martyred Spanish priest St. Vincent whose body was brought ashore near Cape St Vincent on the southern coast of Portugal. A shrine was erected over his grave which was always guarded by ravens. King Afonso had the body of …
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The flag of MARYLAND holds the key to this question.... The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms of the Calvert family. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle (the vertical bars approximate the bars of the palisade). The r…
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yes they do. it is a yellow flower thingy. or it is their imperial seal.
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Lions, Dragons, Griffins, Dogs, Phoenixes, Pelicans, Eagles, Fish and many more. Mostly things that represented Ferocity, to insight fear in enemies.
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The Indonesian coat of arms is burung Garuda with the pancasila.
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The Coat of Arms of Belize is primarily symbolic of the importance of mahogany, wood cutting and ship building in the 18th and 19th century Belizean economy.
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"Die Fette Henne" is the nickname of the "Bundesadler" which is the only feature of the German coat of Arms. It is depicted in the three colours of the German flag. The background is gold, the Eagle is black whilst it's beak and legs are red.
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During the feudal wars of the middle ages at around the 12th century. They were used to distinguish and identify heritage.
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eagle eating snake on a cactus in some water
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http://houseofnames.com/fc.asp?sId=&s=babcock is one on the net. I have seen one's without the roosters on it. I have a hard copy from England that does not. Ian Joel Sanford Babcock
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the name of the person who designed the grenada coat of arm:i dont know
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No, ther is not. Since the Antarctican region doesn't have a government, it also has no coat of arms.
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The Cuban Coat of Arms is the official heraldic symbol of Cuba. It consists of a shield, in front of a Fasces crowned by the Phrygian Cap and is supported by an oak branch and a laurel wreath.
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The coat of arms is a shield that is red that has a white cross on it
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The shield, or escutcheon, is the part of a coat of arms upon which the coat of arms is displayed. It actually represents a shield, in the sense of armory: a weapon, usually though not always used as a defensive weapon.
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The inscription at the bottom says "If you assist God he will assist you"- which is from the Quran.The mountains are the Atlas Mountains and the crown represents the king.
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You can view the Budge Coat of Arms Here: http://www.4crests.com/budge-scottish.html
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Each is different. This question cannot be answered without a detailed description of the Coat of Arms, or its name and reference to an image of it.
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It is still used by people with the right to bear arms. The Kings of Arms have a regular source of income from new Life Peers.Many organisations, especially towns and cities also use heraldry.
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The kangaroo and emu are on Australia's coat of arms.
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It is not clear whether you are asking about how knights chose their heraldry, or how it was used on the battlefield. Throughout the medieval period, from about the 1140s, heraldry was widespread in Europe but almost completely unregulated. The few rules that were applied differed from one country …
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There is disagreement on why/how heraldry came about, and what it was used for occasionally. One belief goes that with the development of armor a knight could not be recognized during combat, so the coat of arms signaled who he was. Another belief is that the original crests were ornaments similar t…
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They exist, true or spurious, and any number of companies will create one for you for a few dollars.
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China has a Coat of Arms, and it has a National emblem that serves much the same function. The National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国国徽) contains a representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate of the Forbidden City from the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, i…
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I feel the right one for you would be two men holding each other while they both are defecating on your face. O'Doyle rules sucker!
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First, you learn all the Anglo-Norman French terms used in heraldry for the different colours, designs, possible divisions of the field, the parts of the shield and so on. Then you learn the rules of heraldry - and there are many, many rules. Then you are in a position to be able to blazon any coa…
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you can find it at www.houseofnames.com but remember no spaces.Use a search engine like www.Google.com or www.dogpile.com and type in "coat of arms" (use the quotation marks)!
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Every nation's coat of arms symbolized that nation. The German coat of arms consists of the image of an eagle.
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The Serbian coat if arms is combination of Serbian ancient symbols 1.First white eagle with two heads in the middle aegis was symbol of Serbian kings and warier cast could ~ Vlastela~ witch means nobility and ~Vitez~ witch is usually is translated as the knight.What is difference. Man become par…
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The elements which appear in the coat of arms are:The shield has images both representing Fiji's primary produce and its links with both its colonial and pre-colonial past. The English lion stands above the Cross of St. George, but in its paws it holds a cocoa pod. Three of the four quarters around …
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the coat of arms is two Laural leaves on an embalm
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The arms were created by José Gregorio Paredes and was adopted in 1825 It shows a vicuna which is the national animal of Peru. It also shows a quinine tree is the national tree of Peru. There is also a cornucopia or richness horn with gold coins inside that represents the mineral richness of the co…
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The Mexican Coat of Arms, which also appears on the Mexican national flag, illustrates the fulfillment of a prophesy describing where the Aztec people would found their first city. It shows a golden eagle perched on a cactus while devouring a rattlesnake. Before 1325 AD, the Aztec (or Mexica peopl…
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The Tasmanian Tiger, more properly known as the Thylacine, is on the Tasmanian coat of arms. Two thylacines are featured holding a shield.
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A Coat of Arms normally consists of a shield, crest and motto. there are many other added extras but they are the main ones
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The coat of arms of Egypt is a symbol of the state of Egypt. It consists of an eagle, looking to the viewer's left. This is said to be a representation of the eagle of Saladin. The motto on the arms, in Arabic, says "Arab Republic of Egypt."
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It is two men standing face to face with a double arm lock hand shake. They are dressed in long coats with tails. It is titled, "United we stand, Divided we fall". A double arm lock hand shake is a normal right handed hand shake. Each man's left hand is extended and placed on the right arm between t…
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Yes it does, an old one and a more modern one. Both are similar
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It's often tied with the cathedral Santiago de Compostela, given to pilgrims who make it all the way to the cathedral. The multiple converging lines of the shell have been compared to the multiple pilgrim trails to get to the cathedral from all over Europe. By attaching it to your heraldry you're s…
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The name lane
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if means; always have pride and courage even when the journey gets tough
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People in armour with a closed helmet were unrecognizable - evn, from a distance, with an open helmet. A leader needed his men to be able to recognize him, so he painted his shield with a personal device. Once this became common, heralds began to regulate and index the devices used. hence heraldry
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Mr.Neville Clarke Connell designed Barbados Coat of Arms
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Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II of Pontianak, and was adopted as the Indonesian national coat of arms on 1 February 1950.
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Abundance, joy, hope, and loyalty in love
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The purpose of the coat of arms was to identify a noble person or family and distinguish them from other nobles in places like battles.
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one hand defends and other conquers
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I think it is indeed
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Not that we're aware of
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The College of Arms is the official repository of the Coats of Arms of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth. Other nations have similar organizations. Coats of Arms are authorized by senior Heralds on letters patent. A Coat of Arms with royal connection may carry elements of the roy…
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it means the menorah of the Hanukkah
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It means peace and
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The use of symbolism and emblems can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt when an emblem known as a serekh was used to identify various military allegiance's Ancient warriors were also known to decorate their shields with various pattern and mythological beings and motifs. These were used to iden…
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The Portuguese coat of arms is too complex to be adequately described in words. An image of it can be seen on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Portugal
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In European Coats of Arms, purple is symbolic of royalty
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In general, it is an ancient tradition that incorporates information about the family of the wearer or the wearer himself - it helped to differentiate enemies versus friends on the battlefields. The COA (coat of arms) often combines a shield, supporters, crest and motto
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The Canadians coat of arms includes three maple leaves below the royal arms of England , Scotland, Ireland and France
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Tasmania's coat of arms has a shield supported by two thylacines (extinct marsupials commonly called Tasmanian Tigers). On the shield are images of wheat, apples, hops and sheep, which are all symbols of Tasmania's major rural industries. Above the shield is a red lion holding a pick and shovel, whi…
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The original purpose of a coat of arms was to identify a person in battle when he was heavily encased in armor, and to identify royalty and commanders on the battle field.
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The coat of arms of India has four Indian lions standing on a circle. The idea was taken from the Sarnath Lion Capital that was built by an Indian emperor named Ashoka. He built it around 250 BCE using a single piece of polished sandstone.
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Jamaica's Coat of Arms represents Jamaica in different aspects: the pineapples - as the indigenous fruits, the Arawak figures - as the first inhabitants, and the crocodile - as the indigenous reptile in the country. The use of the Royal Helmet and Mantlings is a unique distinction accorded to Jamaic…
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The coat of arms of the Bahamas contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point, the shield is supported by a marlin and flamingo. On top the shield is a conch shell resting on a helmet, that represents the marine life of the island chain. The main symbol is a ship, representing the …
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The Montresor coat of arms is a huge golden foot on a blue background crushing a serpent that is biting into the Foot.
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The official blazon in heraldic terms is: Quarterly of six, the first quarter Argent a Cross Gules charged with a Lion passant guardant between on each limb a Mullet of eight points Or; the second Azure five Mullets, one of eight, two of seven, one of six and one of five points of the first (repres…
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to identifty my country
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The monarchy uses a shield with three lions and the Brithish government uses a symbol with a lion and a unicorn, see the links below.
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One of the reasons is because it has two of the Australian animals.
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The cogs at the top of the shield represent industry. The three blue stripes represent rivers and water, which is very important in a dry country like Botswana.The bull's head at the bottom represents cattle, which is very important in a nation where almost everyone owns cattle (there are 2m people …
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