- What do the colors: blue, red, black, and gold signify in heraldic
meaning? I know there was meaning in the real heraldic world for each
color. Is there one here in the sca?
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> What do the colors: blue, red, black, and gold signify in heraldic
> meaning? I know there was meaning in the real heraldic world for
> color. Is there one here in the sca?They are colors, nothing more.
> Thank you.
In the Victorian age, however, they decided that each of the colors
represented "virtues".(right now I am not sure of which virtue each
of the colors you list represent,I have not made that a study of
mine) And another time frame it was decided to call each color by a
planet or jewel name.
Mariassa of Ashgrove
Herald, Marche of Norborough
Noting that any meaning was intended by the guy who owned the arms
and were certainly not awarded. It was just a method of describing
yourself. Considering that many arms were hereditery, it means even
less. You will probably find other meanings from other sources. By
all means, use the meanings if you are designing your own SCA arms.
COLORS - Even the colors can have special meaning in a "family crest"
or coat of arms:
Gold (Or) - Generosity and elevation of the mind
Silver or White (Argent) - Peace and sincerity
Red (Gules) - Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
Blue (Azure) - Truth and loyalty
Green (Vert) - Hope, joy, and loyalty in love
Black (Sable) - Constancy or grief
Purple (Purpure) - Royal majesty, sovereignty, and justice
Orange (Tawny or Tenne) - Worthy ambition
Maroon (Sanguine or Murray) - Patient in battle, and yet victorious