ANIMAL SYMBOLS
   All Animal Articles> 
   
Aesop's Fables
   Animal Dreams
   Animal Emblems
   Animal Signs
   Animal Symbols
   Animal Totems
   Celtic Bird Meanings
   Chinese Animals
   Dragon Meaning
   Fantasy Animals
   Feng Shui Animals
   Mythical Animals
   Mythical Birds
   Mythical Beasts
   Mythical Creatures
   Phoenix Symbolism
   Unicorn Meaning

    NATURE SYMBOLS
   All Nature Articles>
   
Apple Symbolism
   Aspen Trees
   
Bonsai Trees
   Earth Symbol
   Fire Symbol
   Landscape Symbols
   Shamrock Meaning
   Sun Symbol
   Tree Symbolism


  COLOR SYMBOLS
   All Color Articles>
   Blue Color Meaning
   Chromotherapy
   Color Crystals
   Color Emotions
   Color Gemstone
   Color Healing
   Color Health
   Color Lights
   Colors Meanings
   Color Medicine
   Color Properties
   Color Psychology
   Color Science
   Color Symbolism
   Color Theory
   Crystal Therapy
   Flower Colors
   Healing Gems
   Psychology of Color
   Purple Power
   Rose Colors
   Red Symbolism
   Shades of Color

   CHINESE SYMBOLS
   All Chinese Symbols>
   Bamboo Symbolism
   Chinese Astrology

   Feng Shui Gems
   Feng Shui Luck

   Find Your Element

   The
Five Elements
   Wealth Symbols

   SACRED SYMBOLS
   All Sacred Symbols>
   Bestiary
   Bible Color Meanings
   Buddhist Symbols
   Celtic Symbols
   Centaur Legends
   Christian Art
   Mary Gardens
   Heraldry Symbols
   Hindu Symbols
   Phoenix Dragon
   Mythical Monsters
   Shamrock Symbolism
   Sphinx Mythology
   Symbols of Islam
   Symbols of Persia
   Tibetan Symbols
   Tribal Symbols
   Unicorn Symbolism





Living Arts Originals features a wide variety of articles on all types of symbols and their meanings. The types of symbols that Living Arts Originals focuses on include flowers, animals, colors, nature, color, sacred, and many more.

Heraldry Symbols



Founded in some of the earliest parts of history, heraldry, the act, study, or art of creating symbols has been prevalent within parts of Europe and Asia since historic times. First seen by many historians from pre-dynastic Egypt, the concept of heraldry holds high prestige and religious value. As many different cultures around the world view and utilize their own form of heraldry, the act of heraldry has a very rigid set of patterns and rules that must be followed and executed in order for the symbol to be acknowledged as an actual form of heraldry. These symbols are often viewed as a way to depict history and its patterns of prestige. These symbols of heraldry often times could be deemed a language of heraldry, as the term blazon actually means to describe the symbols in a formal language. The blazon language has its own vocabulary, syntax and rules of grammar. The language usually describes the armorial contained within the symbol. Although the language is about 900 years old, it is still used in many towns, cities, and civilizations around the world to present day.

The most recent and modern focus of the act of heraldry is through a symbol known the coat of arms, as this symbol represents an armorial achievement, and were always represented on the warriors shield; as the placement of this symbol was a way of identifying where the soldier and his kingdom were located. These symbols typically are not too lenient, as they must be set a certain way in order to be called a coat of arm. The symbol has a motto, shield; two supporting figures typically animals such as bears or tigers, and a helmet accompanied by torse and crest. Sometimes, the coat of arms would have certain symbols of leaves, animals, objects, or weapons as these typically signified a particular trait that pertains to the coat of arms. Some of the most common heraldic symbols within the coat of arms are the acorn who represents antiquity and strength, the bat symbolizing chaos, power, and darkness, or bones as they represent the undead or mortality. As it can be seen, the symbol has many various traits and qualities, and sometimes these very detailed and complex signs can be put together as a collection for the purpose of art or to signify a multitude of a kingdom's characteristics. As these collections of symbols depict a countries various traits, and furthermore its culture.

These symbols had a set guidelines as to what each color, fur and ordinary represent. The colors which may often times be overlooked, each represent a different trait and value. Gold being seen as the color that means generosity and elevation within the mind, red representing a warrior or military strength, blue standing for truth and loyalty, and purple depicting sovereignty, justice, and prestige. Although there are many more colors that are often seen within the history of colors for a coat of arms, these are some of the few and more often times sought to be the more prevalent within the history of the symbol. The color of the crest is often times accompanied by a fur, as there are five major types of furs: ermine, erminois, ermines, pean, and vair, these furs suggest a tradition of dignity for one's country and ruler.

Heraldic lines and Ordinaries are usually seen as the borders of these symbols, as they artistically provide contrast, flare, or a soothing overtone. These lines generally correspond to the various elements of the earth. Nebuly lines which have a red set pattern are typically sought to be representations of the clouds and air are generally gold, and exemplify the ocean and its powerful waves. Engrained and Invected lines appear as a force of the earth and its power. Sometimes these heraldic lines were to represent a trait of the kingdom or its warriors, such as the Raguly line, which expresses the fact that the country, kingdom, and its people faced great difficulties and hardships, but were able to pull through as their perseverance could not be outlasted.

As of present times, the symbols of heraldry and the coat of arms are more accurately represented, but not necessarily replaced, by family crests. The family crest does not drastically differ from the coat of arms, but rather is primarily seen as a representation of the family rather than a kingdom. As these symbols generally signify traits and qualities that are pertinent to the family and its lineage, in order to interpret what these traits and qualities are, most professional heraldry makers use the family's last name and detailed lineage charts. The concept of heraldry is a significant and important aspect of many historical cultures and civilizations, as they grant us presently with an endless amount of insight as to how life, prestige, and honor were viewed in the past.

Search Living Arts Originals


   FLOWER SYMBOLS
   All Flower Articles>
  
Find Your Flower
   Flower Meaning
   Flower Name Meaning
   Bluebell Meaning

   Calla Lily Meaning
   Camellia Meaning
   Christmas Flower
   Cyclamen Meaning
   Daisy Meaning
   Day Lily Meaning
   Edible Flowers
   Foxglove Meaning
   Impatiens Meaning
   Iris Meaning
   Lupine Meaning
   Marigold Meaning
   Morning Glories
   Orchid Meaning
   Poppies Meaning
   Roses Meaning
   Sunflowers Meaning
   Sweet Pea Meaning
   Tulip Meanings
   Wisteria Meaning






   GEOGRAPHICAL SYMBOLS
   Arizona Symbols
   Australia Symbols
   Brazil Symbols
   California Symbols
   Canada Symbols
   Egyptian Symbols
   Florida Symbols
   France Symbols
   Germany Symbols
   Illinois Symbols
   Italy Symbols
   Japan Symbols
   New York Symbols
   Pennsylvania Symbols
   Spain Symbols
   State Symbols
   Texas Symbols
   United Kingdom Symbols
   United States Symbols

   OTHER MEANINGS
   Baby Names Meanings
   Meaning of Ecotourism
   Meaning of Global Warming
   Meaning of Globalization
   Meaning of Human Rights
   Meaning of Procurement
   Meaning of Spirituality
   Meaningful Gifts
   Numerology Meanings
   The Meaning Of Love
   What Does LOL Mean

   POPULAR SYMBOLS
 
  All Popular Symbols>
   Car Symbols
   Christmas Symbols
   Family Crests
   Love Symbols
   Masonic Symbols
   Pirate Symbols
   Star Symbols
   Symbolic Gifts

   RELATED TOPICS
   All Related Articles>
   Flower Healing
   Color and Music
   Color Healing
   Healing Art
   Herbal Medicine
   History of Flower Art
   Wildflower Lore
   St. Patrick's Monks
   Irish Blarney
   Name of Ireland
   An Irish Song

   ALL ARTICLES
   Article Summaries

   SYMBOLIC PRODUCTS
     Bookstore
   
Symbolic Jewelry
  Feng Shui Decor
   Symbolic Gifts
   Symbolic Prints


canvas abstracts
Twin Galaxies

leaf

 



 
LIVING ARTS INFO
Statistics Top Articles Our Affiliates Writing Services Search
         
CATEGORIES
FIND YOUR SYMBOL
         
GIFTS & PRODUCTS
   
       
ALL ARTICLES
Symbols of Persia
         

© 2008-2011 LivingArtsOriginals.com      Terms of Use
Home | Flowers | Animals | Geography | Colors | Nature | Sacred

All content on this web site is protected by international copyright laws for intellectual property
and may not be reproduced, used, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted
in any form or by any means without prior permission.

The publisher has taken reasonable precaution in preparing this information;
however, the publisher does not assume any responsibility for any errors or omissions.