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Bajbuza Coat of Arms Meaning

The two main devices (symbols) in the Bajbuza blazon are the serpent and mushroom. The main tincture (color) is gules.

Red in heraldry is given the name Gules, sometimes said to be the “martyr’s colour”1. The colour is also associated with Mars, the red planet, and the zodiacal sign Aries 2. Later heralds of a more poetical nature would sometimes refer to the colour as ruby, after the precious stone.3.

In the mediaeval period there was no real percieved difference between real and mythical animals, after all, much of the world remained unknown and who was to say what strange and magical creatures existed in distant lands? As heraldry developed a whole menagerie of imagined creatures 4 came into being, and their various representations became more or less standardised in form and appearance. The serpent Is a typical example of a mythical creature, as real to a person of the middle ages as dogs, cats and elephants are to us today.

Many items found in the natural world occur in coats of arms, including many plants that people of the middle ages would be familiar with. Several varities of bush and small plants frequently found in the hedgerows beside fields can be observed 5, in addition to the famous thistle of Scotland 6. The mushroom is a an example of such a plant, instantly recognisable to those in the mediaeval period and still a proud symbol today.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Bajbuza Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

First notation: 1590 W polu czerwonym strzała srebrna żeleźcem w dół, przeszywająca głowę węża złotego, który jest okręcony wokół całej strzały. Pod strzałą trzy srebrne grzyby dwa nad jednym. Brak informacji o klejnocie. Labry czerwone, podbite złotem.

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References

  • 1 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 2 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 3 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P77
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P164
  • 5 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P270
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P147