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* '''[[Heraldry]]:''' the [[device]]s and [[badge]]s of [[nobility]] and those allied with them.
 
* '''[[Heraldry]]:''' the [[device]]s and [[badge]]s of [[nobility]] and those allied with them.
  
Symbols were commonly used in a metaphorical sense to associate virtues or characteristics with a certain symbol or item. For instance, [[peacock]]s might have been considered to exemplify vanity, so a haughty [[noble]] may be called a peacock.
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Symbols were commonly used in a metaphorical sense to associate [[Virtue|virtues]] or characteristics with a certain symbol or item. For instance, [[peacock]]s might have been considered to exemplify vanity, so a haughty [[noble]] may be called a peacock.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:54, 11 September 2007

Symbols were just as important in medieval society as logos and trademarks are today. They came in many different forms:

Symbols were commonly used in a metaphorical sense to associate virtues or characteristics with a certain symbol or item. For instance, peacocks might have been considered to exemplify vanity, so a haughty noble may be called a peacock.

See also:


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