|Country of Origin||Brazil|
- Or, on a pile reversed between two lanterns all Vert, a snake of fire of the first.
- A Sunrise issuing from an anvil all proper.
- “MAIS PELA VIRTUDE QUE PELO OURO” - ‘For Virtue more than for gold’
- De verde um Boitatá de ouro, chapado do mesmo carregado de dois lampiões do campo.
- Uma bigorna de sua cor, rematada de um Sol sainte de ouro.
- "MAIS PELA VIRTUDE QUE PELO OURO"
The Boitatá, (Tupi for "snake of fire), is a Brazilian folklore myth of a giant fire snake that serves as a guardian of the forest, blinding anyone that attempts to burn it. The Boitatá primarily symbolizes the armigers motherland, Brazil. It also represents what some call the “real Brazil” (or “deep Brazil”), which exists in contrast with the “official Brazil”. The “official Brazil” is the artificial and frivolous aspect of the country, present in the big cities on the coastline, the elite, and the media, it is kinda like how Hollywood romanticizes California and NYC. The real Brazil is the aspect of the actual people and the countryside, this is the traditional, more unsophisticated and authentic side of Brazil. The armiger used the Boitatá because it was, for lack of better terms, the most aggressively "folkish", "unmetropilitan" and "imemorial" symbol they could think of.
The lanterns represent the Brazilian countryside, more specifically the area of the Caipira people, also called "Paulistânia — that is, the southeast of Brazil, in the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, and Mato Grosso —-, where 3/4th of the armigers family is from. And, also, they symbolize the character and virtues of the Caipira people (even the ones regarded as hillbilly-ish), mainly frugality, unsophistication, disregard for arbitrary fashions and trends, traditionalism, bucolism and self-reliance. This is also because the armigers nickname is, literally, "caipira" (in this sense it is means “hillbilly”, "yokel" or "country bumpkin"), though it is somewhat of a joke on themselves, they have embraced it. The reason for this particular use of a lantern is that the armigers grandfather, who was born and raised in the countryside, would tell them of how he needed to use a gas one to see at night.
The triangle shape is a representation of the Holy Trinity. It was a more creative way the armiger thought of representing their faith than the typical cross. Also, there are some cases in Brazil of the use of a triangle for this purpose (e.g., the flags of the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia).
The Motto is a direct translation of the Latin phrase Virtute Plusquam Auro, which means “For Virtue more than for gold”.
The anvil serves as a symbol for economics, a subject the armiger is deeply interested in. It also represents ideals of work and labor, which they are fond of. The Sun is more vague in meaning, though they use it as a generic Latin-American symbol.