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Heraldic Charges

Animals are common charges which appear in coat armour. Common animals include lions, tigers, leopards, eagles, wolves, greyhounds and ravens. Some mythological favorites include griffins, harpies, pegasus and dragons.

Some of the most common poses are described heraldically as:


RAMPANT SALIENT COUCHANT

PASSANT STATANT SEJANT
There are many hundreds of different charges which can be used in coats of armour. These include such things as images of people, tools of various trades, weapons, wild animals, mythological monsters, celestial icons, flowers and trees, castles and towers, food, household items, birds and fish, ships.... The importance of these charges was significant in that they would often symbolize the trade, hopes and ambitions of the individual for whom the arms were created.

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