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Glossary

garb of wheat

During the medieval period and in heraldry, the garb of wheat represented the more domestic virtues of prosperity, hospitality and hope.

gilded helm

A part of the warrior's paraphernalia, the gilded helm directly suggested the social level of its bearer: as a charge, it stood for either a knight or another type of nobleman. It symbolized chivalry, wisdom and protection.

glissant

The term `glissant' applies to serpents or serpent-like creatures which are depicted horizontally, undulating on a shield. It symbolizes both prudence and wisdom.

gryphon

gryphon

The gryphon or griffin is one of the most well-known imaginary beings in heraldry, where it appears since the middle of the 12th century. It symbolizes courage, strength, and vigilance.

gules

gules

Gules or red is represented heraldically through vertical lines. It symbolizes courage, but also patience, fortitude, sacrifice, and piety.

gyron

gyron

The gyron is a figure resulting from the diagonal partition of a quarter through the middle, and rarely occurs in heraldry.

gyronny

gyronny

A field described as `gyronny' is divided into quarters, and then per saltire, thus forming eight or more triangular shapes, of two alternating tinctures.

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