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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.


* Also semy.

Mottoes

Below the arms:

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

Above the crest:

ΖΗΤΕΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑΝ
Seek the truth.

Badges


Figure: 'Seven Stars' badge


II

Neither badge has an assigned blazon, since both are independent of the arms,3 but these will serve:

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

II: 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

Some may find something of interest in this idle fugue on a theme of airy nothings, others will not. Even so, no one should confuse sometimes flippant yet otherwise solemn commonplaces with profundity: this is plainly not an exegesis of English heraldry. If that is your object then these may be helpful:


Copyright © 2006 Alan Geal