Difference between revisions of "Animals (Heraldry)"

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* [[Dolphin]]
 
* [[Dolphin]]
 
===Land Animals===
 
===Land Animals===
* [[Heraldic lion]]
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* [[Heraldic lion]] --  which is sometimes also referred to as an ''leopard'', especially in the English royal arms.
* [[Bear]]
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* [[Bear]].  Generally the heraldic bear looks very like the real thing, as opposed to some beats which are highly stylised.
 
===Insects and reptiles===
 
===Insects and reptiles===
 
===Humanoids===
 
===Humanoids===

Revision as of 03:13, 6 July 2005

In period heraldry animals were a frequent charge. Although some animals, such as the lion were heavily favoured, there is still a huge of animals, both real and imaginary, which were used.

Animals

Creatures of the sea

Land Animals

  • Heraldic lion -- which is sometimes also referred to as an leopard, especially in the English royal arms.
  • Bear. Generally the heraldic bear looks very like the real thing, as opposed to some beats which are highly stylised.

Insects and reptiles

Humanoids

Airborn creatures

Other

Postures


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