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A large [[bird of prey]], known for large wingspan and keen eyesight. The golden eagle is found in [[Europe]], [[Asia]] and [[North America]]. Various sea-eagles are also found in [[Europe]]. Eagles were used by the upper nobility for [[falconry]].
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The '''eagle''' is a large [[bird of prey]], known for large wingspan and keen eyesight. The golden eagle is found in [[Europe]], [[Asia]] and [[North America]]. Various sea-eagles are also found in [[Europe]]. Eagles were used by the upper nobility for [[falconry]].
   
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==Symbolism==
The eagle was the symbol of Imperial [[Rome]], and appeared on a lot of royal [[heraldry]] in Central and Eastern Europe, much as the [[lion]] was used in Western Europe. It is normally blazoned [[displayed]], having its wings spread and its head to the side.
 
   
The eagle was also commonly used as the [[Christian]] symbol for [[St John]] the Evangelist, one of [[Jesus Christ]]'s disciples. This can be seen in many locations, including [[stained-glass window]]s and [[illumination|illuminated]] [[manuscript]]s like [[the Book of Hours]] or [[the Book of Kells]].
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The eagle was also commonly used as the [[Christian]] [[12th Century symbolism|symbol]] for [[St John]] the Evangelist, one of [[Jesus Christ]]'s disciples. This can be seen in many locations, including [[stained-glass window]]s and [[illumination|illuminated]] [[manuscript]]s like the [[Book of Hours]] or the [[Book of Kells]].
   
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The eagle also appears in [[astronomy]] as the constellation Aquila.
   
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===Heraldry===
See Also:
 
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[[Image:HartmannvonAue.jpg|thumb|right|Hartmann von Aue bearing a device charged with eagle's heads]]
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The eagle was the symbol of Imperial [[Rome]], and appeared on a lot of royal [[heraldry]] in Central and Eastern Europe, much as the [[lion]] was used in Western Europe. [[Frederick Barbarossa]] adopted the Eagle as the symbol of the [[Holy Roman Empire]], inspired by it's association with Imperial Rome.
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It is normally blazoned [[displayed]], having its wings spread and its head to the side.
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== See Also ==
   
 
* [[Eagle (Maplet)|The Eagle according to Maplet's ''A Greene Forest'']]
 
* [[Eagle (Maplet)|The Eagle according to Maplet's ''A Greene Forest'']]
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===External Links ===
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* [[Wikipedia:Eagle|Eagle]] on Wikipedia
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The eagle is a large bird of prey, known for large wingspan and keen eyesight. The golden eagle is found in Europe, Asia and North America. Various sea-eagles are also found in Europe. Eagles were used by the upper nobility for falconry.

Symbolism

The eagle was also commonly used as the Christian symbol for St John the Evangelist, one of Jesus Christ's disciples. This can be seen in many locations, including stained-glass windows and illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Hours or the Book of Kells.

The eagle also appears in astronomy as the constellation Aquila.

Heraldry

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Hartmann von Aue bearing a device charged with eagle's heads


The eagle was the symbol of Imperial Rome, and appeared on a lot of royal heraldry in Central and Eastern Europe, much as the lion was used in Western Europe. Frederick Barbarossa adopted the Eagle as the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire, inspired by it's association with Imperial Rome.

It is normally blazoned displayed, having its wings spread and its head to the side.

See Also

External Links