Greii Equites

 
Greii Equites
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Coat of arms of Greii Equites
Emblazoned by Greii Equites. Mantling by Regicollis.
AssumedMay 2020
Country of OriginPortugal
TraditionIberian heraldry
Aliases GreiiEquites#3873

Greii Equites
Per pale Sable and Argent, a chestnut tree erased, per pale in dexter Or, fructed Gules and in sinister blasted Sable. From the crest, A raven regardant Sable maintaining on its dexter paw an astrolabe Or, bearing a lightning flash Or in its beak. For a motto, “Tel Quel” - ‘Just like it is’

Blazon
Escutcheon
Per pale Sable and Argent, a chestnut tree erased, per pale in dexter Or, fructed Gules and in sinister blasted Sable.
Crest
A raven regardant Sable maintaining on its dexter paw an astrolabe Or, bearing a lightning flash Or in its beak.
Mantling
Sable doubled Or
Motto
“Tel Quel” - ‘Just like it is’

Official Blazon[edit | edit source]

Greii Equites
De negro, partido de prata, um castanheiro arrancado de ouro com ouriços do mesmo, abertos de vermelho, partido do primeiro com o tronco esgalhado. From the crest, Um corvo de negro virado, com a sua pata dextra apoiada num astrolábio de ouro, segurando no seu bico um relâmpago do segundo. For a motto, "Tel Quel" - 'Tal e qual'

Blazon (Português)
Escudo
De negro, partido de prata, um castanheiro arrancado de ouro com ouriços do mesmo, abertos de vermelho, partido do primeiro com o tronco esgalhado.
Timbre
Um corvo de negro virado, com a sua pata dextra apoiada num astrolábio de ouro, segurando no seu bico um relâmpago do segundo.
Paquife
De ouro e negro.
Divisa
"Tel Quel" - 'Tal e qual'

Symbolism[edit | edit source]

Shield
The field divided per pale sable and argent evokes the romantic image of a half-moon, representing life and death, past and future.
Therefore, the sinister side represents one's past, the tree dead and its written in history never to be changed (sable on argent like ink on paper). the armiger's family's and his own past is dear and important his, it's a foundation that defines him. Every decision we took, everything we said or felt, where we come from what we went through, shapes us like growth rings shape a tree. Also it symbolises his passion for History and the history of individuals, alluding to his occupation as amateur genealogist.
The dexter side represents one's future, a light arising from the dark that strives to grow and shine. For the future is unknown we can only find strength and guidance in ourselves and by the means of friends and family, hence the fruitful golden tree. The fruits are inspired by the coat of arms of Albardo the armiger's ancestral home.
The tree is a chestnut, a common tree in his ancestral home and also gives a small nod to his maternal grandparents, their life work and the tree is present in their places municipal arms.
Crest
The raven is the armiger's spirit animal. In some cultures it is connected to death but also knowledge and it is even sometimes seen as a protector of memories and mysteries; this makes it a paradoxical figure symbol of the armiger's struggle against his own contradictions. The raven is regardant as in looking back into the mists of time. Said raven was named 'Nyx' by the armiger, a reference to the eponymous goddess of night.
The astrolabe is a nod to where the armiger's was born and currently live, near the coast. This also references the maritime history of Portugal. The lightning bolt is for the armiger's academic studies and soon to be professional life in electronic engineering.

Badge[edit | edit source]

Badge of Greii Equites
Badge of Greii Equites
Emblazoned by Gecktron

Blazon: A crescent gules and a thunderbolt or per cross.

History of the Coat of Arms[edit | edit source]

Greii Equites
Per pale Sable and Argent, a chestnut tree erased, per pale in dexter Or, fructed Gules and in sinister blasted Sable. From the crest, A raven regardant Sable maintaining on its dexter paw an astrolabe Or, bearing a lightning flash Or in its beak. For a motto, “Vitam Impendere Vero” – ‘To devote [your] life to truth’ (Changed 09/09/2021)

Blazon (31/05/2020)
Escutcheon
Per pale Sable and Argent, a chestnut tree erased, per pale in dexter Or, fructed Gules and in sinister blasted Sable.
Crest
A raven regardant Sable maintaining on its dexter paw an astrolabe Or, bearing a lightning flash Or in its beak.
Mantling
Sable doubled Argent
Motto
“Vitam Impendere Vero” – ‘To devote [your] life to truth’ (Changed 09/09/2021)