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Aux armes …

More strange than true: I never may believe
These antique fables, nor these fairy toys …

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare (c. 1595). A Midsummer Night's Dream.


The Arms and Crest of Alan Geal1

Blazon

Arms

Azure semé of Mullets of six points appointé Argent.2

Crest

On … a Wreath Argent and Azure out of a Circlet of Chain broken Argent an Eagle wings expanded Or grasping in the talons the Chain.

Mantling

Azure doubled Argent.

Mottoes

Under the arms:

CLARERE · AUDERE · GAUDERE
Be bright: be daring: be joyful.

Above the crest:

ΖΗΤΕΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑΝ
Seek the truth.

Badges3

Within a Circlet of Chain sans the base link Argent an Eagle Or grasping in the talons the loose link broken also Argent.4

Figure: 'Seven Stars' badge.

A Mullet of six points within a Circlet of six of the same all appointé Argent each entoured with regular Hexagons conjoined Azure.

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To the reader

For some this well-meant but idle fugue on a theme of airy nothings will hold little of interest, although others may differ. Even so, no one should confuse sometimes flippant yet otherwise solemn commonplaces with scholarly discourse: what follows is plainly not an exegesis of English heraldry. If that is your object, these could be helpful starting-points:


Copyright © 2006 Alan Geal