Talk:Animals (Heraldry)

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"a torso, with limbs and head arranged round it -- presumably to make out how bold a hunter the bearer of the arms must have been" -- it is by no means certain that this is the meaning of the "lion couped in all its joints" in the arms of Maitland. --Daniel C. Boyer 14:25, 15 Dec 2005 (CST)

Lion as Leopard

Saying that the lion was sometimes referred to as the "leopard" is misleading as it is its attitude which makes it a leopard. --Daniel C. Boyer 14:23, 15 Dec 2005 (CST)
With respect, no -- it is/are the heralds who decided that the English arms were leopards (sans spots): the presumed reason was to distinguish them, terminologically, from "other" lions. -- Simoncursitor 05:47, 1 Feb 2006 (CST)