Heraldic Charges, Heraldry Animals Attitudes

Close
Rising wings elevated
Displayed
Rising wings elevated addorsed
Head couped
Head erased
Statan
Segreant
Passant
Rampant
Passant
Statan
Seja
Head couped
Head couped
Statan
head erased muzzled
Rampant
Passant
HERALDRY SYMBOLS and their Meanings

                  D - E        F - G       H - K        L - O      P - R      S - W

The Griffin
The Eagle
The Bear

Examples of heraldic animals, lion  birds etc. in different positions !

  In heraldry an attitude is the position in which an animal, mythical creature etc  is

emblazoned as a charge,  supporter or crest. Animals and animal-like creatures are

presumed to be shownin profile,  humans and human-like beings are presumed to be

shown facing frontward ( afftontĂ© )

Directions:

a.)   Dexter (right) - the viewer's left.

b.)  Sinister (left) - turned to face the viewer's right.

c.)  AffrontĂ©  -  an animal or being that is faced toward the viewer.

d.)  Guardant  -  head turned to face the viewer.

e.)  Regardant  - head turned backward, looking over it's shoulder.

 

While there are a large number of terms for attitudes of creatures may exist -the following are a small selection of the most popular among these.

 

 The Lion