Animals (Heraldry)

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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.


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


Airborn creatures



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