• Heraldry
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By Crusader1307

The use of this symbol in Heraldry is quite ancient (and among the first). Seen as the trait of “Latent Strength”, it is also used to represent “Life”. They were often tinctured as “Natural”. Placement during The Middle Ages was often with the crown downwards. After the 17th Century, this practice was reversed – to give a more realistic positioning.