[SCA Newcomers] Re: Heraldic animals
- From "A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN HERALDRY by JAMES PARKER FIRST
PUBLISHED in 1894"
"Wings, too, are very often attached to animals, &c., and though
eagle's wings are generally intended, the dragon's wing is sometimes
distinctly named; for the mode of drawing see under Cockatrice,
Griffin, &c. In the Evangelistic symbols the Lion and Bull are
represented with wings, as well as the Angel and the Eagle."
"Evangelistic Symbols: These four symbols, which have their origin in
the mystical interpretation of the first chapter of Ezekiel(ver. 10)
compared with the fourth chapter of Revelation(ver. 6, 7), occur on
at least one coat of arms.
Azure, on a cross or between the symbols of the four evangelists
of the last, five lions rampant gules, armed and langued azure--
REYNOLDS, Bp. of Worc. 1309, afterwards Abp. of Cant. 1314-1327."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ah'reylia della Cava"
> I was wondering if you could point me in a direction on how tofind some? I am specifically looking for a winged lion (not a saint
mark's winged lion) laying down with his head up (Passant?) both
right and left facing. I have some great art of winged lions but
none is heraldic.
> Any help here would be appreciated.