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Heraldry symbols explaned is provided by Ms. Suzy Maguire New England Studies group - Thanks Suzy

Burke's Peerage & Gentry International Register of Arms // College of Arms  // Great European Orders Of Chivalry
 
Well folks all this heraldry research has in fact accomplished something.

1. I didn’t know that only nine tinctures were used in British heraldry.   2. I had never given thought to the proper manner in which heraldry colors are represented in black and white.  I now have all that on my web site.   3. I have learned that all that frill around an Arms was, in the beginning, a cloth mantel that covered the armor of knights.  Kind of like the heat shield that in the sumer is place behind our windshield to cut down interior heat.  In Florida if you use such a shield you can actually handle your steering wheel without waiting for your air conditioner to cool everything down, or putting on gloves - never would have imagined that would be the case for a knight in armor, but it sure makes sense.   4. Concerning the mantel on the arms I have displayed for years on my web site:  I have modified the mantel, using an example from an arms I found of what may be the first arms design for the Knight Ogle of Ogle.


  Arms of Lord Ogle
of Ogle Castle w/o supporters

Irish Ogle

English Ogle 2

English Ogle 3
 
Scottish Ogill
Blood Relation Unproven

The Arms of Lord Ogle as rendered here are from the Arms displayed and described in the book of genealogy "Ogle and Bothal, 1902".

Of the other four arms, the three previously unknown Ogle Arms to the right have not been researched - I do not know if any are authentic - but I have no reason to doubt the sincerity of the provider.  Ogill, is also not yet researched, but has been listed elsewhere as a variant spelling of Ogle.

As of 7/29/2008 - Link to these family arms -
http://www.cafepress.com/familycoats2/3410396
 
The Arms of Ogle, Bertram, Savile (1846-1930)

 From a bookplate in the Heraldic database of the University of Notre Dame

ANTELOPE (heraldic): A mythical beast with the body of a stag, the tail of a unicorn, a tusk at the tip of the nose, tufts down the back of the neck, chest, and thighs. ; one of the most ferocious of beasts, wild and untameable. Beware to all beholders.

ANTELOPE: The word comes from Medieval Latin anthalopus and from Late Greek antholops. It was only the Egyptian elite who were allowed to hunt various species of Antelope and Ibex and considered them magical, and even had amulets made in their shapes.  In Heraldry, Antelopes seem to appear more often in the arms of royalty but not exclusively so.  The symbol represents action, agility and sacrifice and a very worthy guardian that is not easily provoked, but can be fierce when challenged.   In Sumerian mythology, the antelope was both a lunar and solar animal.   As a solar creature it was sacred to the God Ea who was sometimes called Ea-Onnes ("the antelope of Apsu and of creation") and the God Marduk.   In its lunar form the antelope or gazelle was sacred to the Goddess Astarte.   In Egyptian Lore, this animal represented Osiris and Horus, but was also sacred to the Goddess Isis, and it was sacrificed to the desert God Set.   In most of Asia Minor the antelope was considered to be a lunar animal and associated with the Great Mother.   In India it was an emblem of Shive, the chariots of Chandra.
 


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