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'''A Pelican in her Piety''' is an ancient [[heraldic]] [[device]] [[symbol]]izing self-sacrifice.
 
'''A Pelican in her Piety''' is an ancient [[heraldic]] [[device]] [[symbol]]izing self-sacrifice.
  
The device shows an heraldic [[pelican]] on a nest full of chicks, wings outspread.  The pelican is tearing open her own breast to feed the young with her [[blood]].
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The image shows an heraldic [[pelican]] on a nest full of chicks.  The pelican is tearing open her own breast to feed the young with her [[blood]].
  
In the [[SCA]] displaying a Pelican in her Piety (or any depiction of a pelican) is restricted to the members of the [[Order of the Pelican]], one of the three great [[order]]s of [[peer]]age.
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In the [[SCA]] displaying a Pelican in her Piety is restricted to the members of the [[Order of the Pelican]], one of the three great [[order]]s of [[peer]]age.
  
 
[[category:device heraldry]]
 
[[category:device heraldry]]

Revision as of 15:56, 22 August 2008

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A Pelican in her Piety is an ancient heraldic device symbolizing self-sacrifice.

The image shows an heraldic pelican on a nest full of chicks. The pelican is tearing open her own breast to feed the young with her blood.

In the SCA displaying a Pelican in her Piety is restricted to the members of the Order of the Pelican, one of the three great orders of peerage.