Satanic Coat of Arms PT3
On part three I just wanted to point out the similarities of how the mixtures of symbols are used.
First is the shield on which a coat of arms (often mistakenly called a “crest”) is displayed. The escutcheon shape is based on the medieval shields that were used by knights in combat, and varied by region and time period accordingly. Since this shape has been regarded as a war-like device appropriate to men only, British ladies customarily bear their arms upon a lozenge, or diamond-shape, while clergymen and ladies in continental Europe bear theirs on a cartouche, or oval.
Secondly, a shield can itself be a charge within a coat of arms. More often, a smaller shield is placed over the middle of the main shield (in pretence or en surtout) as a form of marshalling. In either case, the smaller shield is usually given the same shape as the main shield. When there is only one such shield, it is sometimes called an inescutcheon. From its use in heraldry, escutcheon can be a metaphor for a family’s honor.
The following are the points of the shield used in blazons to describe where (and how) a charge should be drawn:
Dexter and sinister are terms used in heraldry to refer to specific locations in an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms and by extension also to a crest. “Dexter” (from Latin dextra, right) means to the right from the viewpoint of the bearer of the arms, to the left of that of the viewer. “Sinister” (from Lation sinistra, left) means to the left from the viewpoint of the bearer, to the right of that of the viewer. The dexter side is considered the side of greatest honor.