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Symbolisms of Heraldry
With their faces covered by helmets, medieval
knights wore identifying emblems or symbols on
the tunics covering their armour, giving rise to the
expression 'coat of arms.' After the Crusades, the
concept of heraldry spread throughout Europe,
adopted by both noble and patrician classes, and
later by lawyers, companies, colleges and towns.
European countries adopted the practice of
placing heraldic shields on the reverse of their
coinage.
For a full and excellent explanation of Heraldry
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What bird would you use for your own Coat of
Arms?
Double Eagle and Eagle - Signifies a person of
action, ever more occupied in high and weighty affairs,
and one of lofty spirit, ingenious, speedy in
apprehension and judicious in matters of ambiguity.
EXAMPLES

Falcon or Hawk - One eager or hot in the pursuit of
an object much desired

Owl - One who is vigilant and of acute wit, wise
EXAMPLES (slow to open due to number of images)

Peacock - Beauty and pride of carriage

Pelican - Devoted and self-sacrificing charity

Stork - Filial duty, emblem of a grateful person

Swan - A lover of poetry and harmony
EXAMPLE

Goose and Duck - A person of many resources
EXAMPLE

Gannet - To subsist by the wings of his virtue and
merit, having little land to rest upon

Swallow - One who is prompt and ready in the
dispatch of business
EXAMPLE

Cock/Rooster - Courage, always ready for battle,
ready to fight to the death. Vigilant
EXAMPLES (slow to open due to number of images)

Dove - Loving constancy and peace (see left)
EXAMPLE

Raven - One who, having derived little from their
ancestors, has through Providence become the architect
of their own fortunes, or one of an enduring constancy of
nature

Crow - Signifies a settled habitation and a quiet life









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PAGE 1     BIRD SYMBOLS IN HISTORY
             PHOENIX
             BIRD SYMBOLS OF COUNTRIES
PAGE 2     BIRD SYMBOLS IN HERALDRY
             DOVE OF PEACE
PAGE 3     BIRD SYMBOLS ON FLAGS
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AUSTRALIAN COAT OF ARMS
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One of the most recognised symbols
of peace is the white dove

The dove has been a symbol of
peace and innocence for hundreds
of years in many different cultures.
In ancient Greek mythology it was a
symbol of love and the renewal of
life. In ancient Japan a dove
carrying a sword symbolised the end
of war. There was a tradition in
Europe that if a dove flew around a
house where someone was dying
then their soul would be at peace.
And there are legends which say that
the devil can turn himself into any
bird except for a dove. In Christian
art, the dove was used to symbolise
the Holy Ghost and was often
painted above Christ's head.
source

But it was Pablo Picasso who made
the dove a modern symbol of
peace. In 1949 the Paris World
Peace Conference adopted a dove
created by Picasso as the symbol of
the various peace movements - click
here to see the poster













Picasso's 'Dove of Peace' became a
universal symbol and he produced
many versions
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here
or here