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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 at (sometimes called "vulning") 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.