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A '''Pelican''' is a waterbird that is common in [[Europe]]. They are often displayed in [[heraldry]] as "a pelican in its piety", which shows a pelican tearing at its breast with its beak in order to feed its blood to its starving chicks.
  
The [[Companions]] of the [[Order of the Pelican]] are those who have been recognised by the [[Crown]] with a [[Patent of Arms]] (the highest level of [[award]]) for unrelenting [[service]] to the [[Kingdom]] and the [[Society]], along with their consistent display of the virues of [[Grace]], [[Courtesy]] and [[Chivalric Demeanour]].
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== Pelicans in the SCA ==
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In the [[SCA]], a '''pelican''' is someone who is a [[member]] of the [[Order of the Pelican]]. The [[symbol]] of the [[order]] is [[a pelican in her piety]].
  
Generally it takes many years (usually 10 or more) of unstinting service to be recognised as a Member of the [[Order of the Pelican]]. Service is generally rendered through running [[events]] ([[autocrat]]ting), holding [[office]]s or undertaking work on behalf of the [[SCA]].
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As [[Knight]]s may take on [[Squire]]s, Pelicans may take on [[Protege]]s. [[Stormhold]] is lucky to have a number of very active Pelicans. Ask around at a meeting or an event, and you'll be sure to have one pointed out to you. Feel free to ask them about the Order, and about the [[SCA]]. As Peers it's their job to pass on knowledge and assist gentles whenever possible. :)
 

Latest revision as of 13:09, 13 October 2009

Pelican in her piety.jpg

A Pelican is a waterbird that is common in Europe. They are often displayed in heraldry as "a pelican in its piety", which shows a pelican tearing at its breast with its beak in order to feed its blood to its starving chicks.

Pelicans in the SCA

In the SCA, a pelican is someone who is a member of the Order of the Pelican. The symbol of the order is a pelican in her piety.