Originally posted by openeyeswideshut
The cross directly underneath the hat is a leviathan cross. It was origonaly used by the knights templars, and the Cathars. It was later used in
alcemy as a symbol for sufler (one of the three esential elements of alchemy). It was then adopted by anthony la vey, as a symbol for his church of
Not at all, the cross underneath the hat is a regular two-barred cross called "Patriarcal cross", it's nothing but a depiction of a Christian cross
with the upper and smaller line representing the part of the original Christ's cross where INRI was written, it's also called a Cross of Lorraine.
Plus the Leviathan cross as an "infinite" symbol under it.
The red hat and its pendant is a Cardinal hat, every Cardinal has it on its coat of arms.
The Alpha and Omega in a book represents either Christ or God as they are called "The Alpha and Omega" in the Book of Revelation, keep in mind that
this is ecclesiastical heraldry, which is pretty different from classical heraldry considering that the coat of arms are designed by the persons using
The three swords represent pain and loss. They are placd in the form of a labarum. This is one of the oldest known symbol in christianty(pre-dating
the use of the cross), and is used as a symbol to represent "The christ". The swords are placed upon a podium as to show authourity or as if to "take
A labarum is a flag-like object so it can't really be in the "form of a labarum", the three swords are clearly on some kind of altar, from the curve
I'd say they are scimitars (which, when it comes to swords, means a tie to Africa), the "pain and loss" meaning comes from... tarot, nothing heraldic
about that so you can forget it.
Rather than the Christ it represents the Holy Trinity.
The castle is a difficult one, it differs from classic heraldry and could symbolise a lot of thing, it used to mean "safety" so I guess it should be
something of that nature (safety of the church, faith, etc.).
Now I couldnt find anything on the gold cross in the middle or the overlayed AM, and as i have to run to work, for now ill leave it as is and check up
later, but that is a good point in the right dirrection I hope,
Same here, I suspect the blue symbols to be something related to the Holy Trinity or the crucifixion rather than letters but I've no idea what the
green symbol on the cross could mean.
Ps: people shouldn't expect anything fancy from this coat of arms, nobody would be stupid enough to put in here some kind of prophecy or
edit on 14-2-2013 by BobbyTarass because: (no reason given)