Atlantic Heraldry

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Chris Green
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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Chris Green » 25 Apr 2017, 20:29

If we're moving into the Caribbean, may I suggest a separate thread? There's a lot of heraldry in the Caribbean, and stories to tell about some of the arms.


Strictly speaking the Bahamas aren't in the Caribbean, though they are in CARICOM (the Caribbean Community). But I see your point. Please feel free to start a Caribbean Heraldry thread.
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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Torsten Laneryd » 25 Apr 2017, 22:15

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The half-seated bear in the Danish coat of arms used to follow heraldic tradition and raised the right forepaw. The Greenlandic version lifts the left, like the polar bears in nature.
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The traditional Inuit belief is that polar bears are left-handed.

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby JMcMillan » 26 Apr 2017, 00:41

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean?

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby JMcMillan » 26 Apr 2017, 00:49

St. Pierre and Miquelon

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The ship is said to represent La Grande Hermine, on which Jacques Cartier arrived in 1535 to claim the islands for France. The emblems in chief (the Basque lands, Brittany, and Normandy) apparently stand for the parts of France from which most of the settlers originally came.
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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 14 Jun 2017, 18:37

Chris Green wrote:The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_the_Azores

I immediately warmed to these arms, as they feature the same azure eagle as the Swedish county of Värmland, where I live:

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The Bird in the Azores Arms is a Canting Hawk. The name of the Islands is translated as Hawk Islands.

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 14 Jun 2017, 18:43

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Armorial Bearings of Cabo Verde Islands 8 May 1935 to 11 June 1951. From 1951 to 1975 the Same Arms was used but the Text was changed to reflect the constitutional changes regarding the Portugese Colonies.

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1951-1975 Arms.

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The present State Emblem of Cabo Verde.

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 14 Jun 2017, 18:45

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Armorial Bearings of the Island of Madeira. The Cross of the Order of Christ tells of this Order's involvment in the settlement of Madiera.
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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 14 Jun 2017, 18:50

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Armorial Bearings of São Tomé and Principe.

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Armorial Bearings of São Tomé and Principe 1951-1975.

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Armorial Bearings of São Tomé and Principe 1935-1951.

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby Claus K Berntsen » 14 Jun 2017, 21:07

Marcus Karlsson wrote:The Bird in the Azores Arms is a Canting Hawk. The name of the Islands is translated as Hawk Islands.

How does one distinguish a hawk from an eagle?

A bird displayed is a bird displayed is an eagle displayed…

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Re: Atlantic Heraldry

Postby JMcMillan » 15 Jun 2017, 00:21

Claus K Berntsen wrote:How does one distinguish a hawk from an eagle?

A bird displayed is a bird displayed is an eagle displayed…


In heraldry, the eagle has a tuft or crest on the back of its head and the hawk doesn't. Except, apparently, in Portuguese heraldry.
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