Saturday, January 31, 2009

Colors in Heraldry

Gold or Yellow (Or): Generosity, wealth and elevation of the mind
Silver or White (Argent): Peace, sincerity and faith
Black (Sable): Constancy or grief; mystery
Red (Gules): Warrior or martyr; Military fortitude and generosity of spirit
Blue (Azure): Truth and loyalty; honesty
Green (Vert): Hope, joy, and sometimes loyalty in love; prosperity
Purple (Purpure): Royal majesty, sovereignty, and justice
Orange (Tawny or Tenne): Worthy ambition, desire
Maroon (Sanguine or Murray): Patient, or not hasty, in battle and yet victorious

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