Heraldry and Coats of Arms

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,

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Flag of Mexico
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What does Mexico's Coat of Arms mean?

The green stripe symbolized independence, white was for the Roman Catholic religion and the red is for the union of Americans and Europeans. The coat of arms is based on legend. The Aztec's supreme deity told the people to settle in a place where an eagle settled on a prickly pear cactus eating a snake. They did find such a spot. The city they build was destroyed by the Spanish but Mexico City was built on the ruins.

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What is pointed in heraldry?

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Who has a purple lion on their coat of arms?

glyndwr, found at the link below.

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What does an eagle represent on a coat of arms?

An eagle represents freedom. In its claws it holds olive branches and arrows with its head turned towards the olive branches so as to promote peace before war. It used to be turned towards the arrows but was later changed so America was not viewed as imperialistic.

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How did the lion get used on the very old coat of arms Where would the lion have been seen for it to have been used?

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 of them while on the Crusades in the Middle East. Furthermore there were lions in some parts of southern Europe until the IIIrd Century B.C.

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What does a coat of arms signify for a country?

A country's coat of arms is a symbolic representation of the country and its history or loaction.

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England
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What are the names of the three lions on the England crest?

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 three Lions are as follows.

Rollo, Mayne and Aquitane

Source verified.

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What are the symbols for the mcdermott coat of arms?

the McDermott coat of arms has Manny different symbols the McDermott coat of arms i am formiller with is through the Irish migration from when England took control over ireland and some irish convicts got ship-ed to Australia for not paying unbelievably high taxes and through that was a McDermott generation and i am proud to be the 6th generation of McDermotts and most people would know the most famous terry McDermott acting in 1950 -1980 most famous for the debouch of blue big which he acted and directed as well as produced he has participated in many more films I'm am his granddaughter :)

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History of Europe
Definitions
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What does in the arms of Morpheus mean?

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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History of Europe
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

Where there wyverns on other Coat of Arms?

Try the Drake family (descendants of Francis Drake) and Goodwinson descendants of early English Kings. See also the Bayeux tapestry.

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History of Europe
History of Japan
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What is the meaning of the symbols on the coat of arms for county Tyrone?

I know the red hand is for the O'Neill family who was the head sept of O'Neill clann and during a war with other clanns his hand was cut of off this is now known as the Red had of Ulster. (of course this a short version) but I want to know what what the three leaf symbol above stands for?

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History of Ireland
History of Scotland
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

Who were the Ui Neill?

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 ancestors of the O'Neill family were called the Ui Neill, but this was not a surname, just a dynastic term. The O'Neills take their surname from an ancestor called Niall Glundubh (as far as I recall) who lived and died in the 10th century. It was his grandson or great-grandsons who first used the surname O'Neill.

The term Ui Neill describes the descendants of Niall Niogaillach mac Eochagh Mughmeadon (died about 450), but, as I said, was simply a descriptive term used to denote them as descendants of Niall; surnames would not be used in Ireland until hundreds of years later.

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Heraldry and Coats of Arms

When did Australia get a coat of arms?

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, but retained the emu and kangaroo as symbols of progression (neither animal having ever been observed to take a backwards step).

See the related links below for more information.

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Medieval Warfare
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What is the border set round the edge of a heraldic shield?

orle is correct.

orle from bazza

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Arm band tattoo on the left arm?

Well what about it?

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Savage Arms and J. Stevens
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Savage Arms made in US?

Some of the later rifles and shotguns have been imported. Most appear to be made in the US.

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Home Improvement
Painting and Staining
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

Can you use primer as a finish coat?

You don't specify on what material you are using the primer on.
In either case primer is paint that is made to seal and bond to the material you are painting, which in turn helps the regulat paint to bond. You CAN use primer as a final coat but the primer won't give you the hardness that a paint will or the shine, but there is no reason that you can't use it. Depends on the look you want. Hope this helps

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What does purple mean in a coat of arms?

royalty

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Jamaica
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What is Jamaica's coat of arms?

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 Jamaica.

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How did heraldry end?

Heraldry is alive and well.

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Australia
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What is Australia's coat of arms?

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 official faunal emblems, as Australia has no official faunal emblem.

Australia's floral emblem is the Golden Wattle and this appears behind the emu and kangaroo.

The kangaroo and emu are holding a shield, upon which is the badge of each state of Australia. This indicates the unity of the states, as they came together at Federation, and highlighting this is the Federation Star which sits above the shield. The Federation star, or Commonwealth star, is a seven pointed star - there is one point for each of the six Australian states, while the seventh point represents all of Australia's territories, i.e. the two mainland territories and the seven external (offshore) territories.

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What is Medieval Heraldry?

Medieval Heraldry is the rules for making a coat of arms. The coat of arms show who you are and what you are fighting for. The coats of arms were used to keep track of the number and identity of the entrants in jousting tournaments. HERALD: craftsmen who design paint and create the shields and coats of arms BLAZON: the language of heraldry Heralds were required at the battlefield and counted up the number of coats of arms at the end of a battle to determine the winner, therefor the heralds had to know of every coat of arms ever made. A TINCTURE is the heraldry name for colours. There are 3 main groups, metals colours and furs. TINCTURE: colour OR: gold ARGENT: silver The FIELD is the background colour of a coat of arms. It can be one colour or a combination of colours in a pattern A CHARGE is any symbol placed on the field. EG lions, anvills, crescent moons, swords etc. An ORDINARY are the lines that slice up your field. These may be in the shapes of crosses or diagonals. The TINCTURE is any of the colours, metals or furs used in a coat of arms METAL: Yellow and white are not conisdered colours. Instead they are called metals (gold-OR and silver-ARGENT) The MOTTO is the latin inscription, usually below or above the Coat of Arms. The motto was a special phrase that represented the values of the family or knight. The FUR was a small fine pattern that was used instead of colour.

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Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What is the coat of arms for Calvert?

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 red and white design is the coat of arms of the Crossland family, the family of Calvert's mother, and features a cross bottony. Since George Calvert's mother was an heiress, he was entitled to use both coats of arms in his banner. The Flag of the State of Maryland consists of the heraldic banner of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore. It is the only state flag in the United States to be based on British heraldry.

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Paraguay
Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What does the Paraguay coat of arms mean?

i think it means peace and no war but, that only my opinion. I'll have to find out for sure.

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Heraldry and Coats of Arms

What Symbols heraldry USA military?

There are four seals for the military branches (5 if you include coast guard under treasury secretary instead of sec. defense) which are also flags . Arguably these would be military crests and there are various sizes of flags used within military organizations at various levels down to and including the unit patch and unit crests which in pre-1981 era in say the Army would have been worn on leadership tabs with the dress or class A uniform as well as the shoulder patch . Various campaigns or conflicts have flags as well which usually see the light of day in parades on Memorial day and other military honorarium dates . The most famous of which is arguably the Stars and bars from the civil war era awarded by President Andrew Johnson to the veterans of the C.S.A. military . This is a rectangular version of the "St. Andrews Cross" with thirteen stars inside the bars and a gold border as issued . It has a red field with the stars in white and the bars navy blue . It is rather ironic that not one but three minorities wore the Grey uniform carried arms followed orders were paid by and fought for the Confederacy during the war and so Tejano's (or Mexican Americans) ,Native Americans ,and Negro's were issued that flag by President Johnson and yet it is a symbol today most associate with white supremacists . Here is a case of serious misuse of Heraldry .

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