The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama. It is well known for its colorful plumage. This quetzal plays an important role in Mesoamerican mythologies. The Resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird, & an image of it is on the flag & coat of arms of Guatemala. It is also the name of the local currency (abbreviation GTQ).
Coat of Arms for the Kingdom of Aragon made between 1370-1440 A.D. It commemorates the four Moorish Kings killed in battle by Pedro VIII in 1096. Readers should note that the word "Moor" or "Moorish" "Blackamoor" does not mean a African Muslim, because in early European history all Africans were referred to as "Moors". Also, the word "African" was not used in ancient times, so Black People were usually referred to as "Ethiopians", Libyans, etc.
Fleur de lis is a word, originating from the French words flower and lily, which has historically utilized a stylized lily as a decorative design for political, religious, dynastic, symbolic, and artistic purposes. It has been featured on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries. Currently, it is a stylistic addition to many garments seen throughout the fashion industry, utilized by designers such as Marc Jacobs, and heavily showcased in urban clothing. Here we have a…
Arms of the Republic: Azure, the word 'Libertas' in bend or. Originally belonging to the Priori di Libertą, it was adopted after Florence asserted its freedom from imperial rule in the 12th century. Coats of arms on the facade of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. First painted c. 1340. Repainted 1792. The current paintings are from post 1945.
Montefiore mizrach. From the estate of the 19th c. Jewish businessman and philanthropist, Moses Montefiore, in Ramsgate. It is designed as a mizrach, which indicates the direction of Jerusalem for prayer. Jerusalem and the Holy Land were at the centre of Montefiore's interests. In 1841, by special licence from Queen Victoria, he added to his coat-of-arms a lion and a stag holding flags with the word ‘Jerusalem’ in Hebrew letters - seen at the top of the tablet. (Jewish Museum London)
Henry Tudor flew the red dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon as his banner, overlaid on a green and white field representing the Tudor House, when he marched through Wales on his way to Bosworth Field. After the battle the flag was carried in state to St. Paul's Cathedral to be blessed. Royal Badge