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Naturally inclined to quarrelsome and aggressive behavior, the cock is associated with war and battle. In Greek mythology, the cock is sacred to Attis, the god of spring and vegetation. The Latin word for cock is gallus and the Gallic rooster is the national bird of France, perhaps tracing to the homonyms of gallus (cock) and Gallus, an inhabitant of Gaul. This connection between the cock and France dates to the early Bourbons; the bird also served as a military emblem during the reign of King Louis Philippe I. In a Christian context, the cock is a symbol of prophecy and renunciation because of Christ's prophecy the night before his crucifixion that Saint Peter would deny him three times before the crow of the cock. This biblical reference, combined with the bird's characteristic watchfulness, likely account for its ubiquitous use as a weathervane (or weathercock) on church steeples, a practice that dates to early medieval Europe. The cock is also strongly associated with the sun and is the tenth of twelve signs in the Chinese zodiac. Although not a common charge in heraldry, the cock is found in the arms of Handcock, Cokayne, Law, and Aitken. The legendary cockatrice is a two-legged dragon with the head of a cock and a forked tongue, produced from an egg laid by a nine-year-old cock. This creature appears in the arms of the Earl of Westmeath and of Sir Edmund Charles Nugent, Bart.

prophecy

In Christianity, the cock is a symbol of prophecy; more specifically, of Christ's prophecy the night before his crucifixion in the garden of Gethsemane that Saint Peter would deny him three times before the cock's crow.

vigilance

Due to its early-morning "cock-a-doodle-doo!"s announcing the break of day, the cock is a symbol of vigilance and watchfulness. A cock also crows to define his territory, defending the hens and eggs within it.

warrior spirit

With a naturally confrontational temperament, the cock is regarded as a symbol of battle, the warrior spirit, and "fighting the good fight." Indeed, if two cocks are put together, they almost always fight!

Example of known uses of cock

The coat of arms of the town of Much

The coat of arms of the town of Much

The cockerel in the arms of the German town of Much is said to symbolise the watchfulness and alertness of its council. Officially granted in 1936, the arms are based on a 17th century version of the town's seal.

Le Coq Sportif

Le Coq Sportif

The stylised cockerel in the logo of the French sports equipment manufacturer Le Coq Sportif ("the sporty rooster") - established in 1948 - symbolises courage and perseverance. There's a patriotic explanation too - the cockerel is the unofficial symbol of France.

Coastal Caroline University

Coastal Caroline University

The French word for rooster is chanticleer and Coastal Carolina University has taken it as their logo: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

Red Rooster

Red Rooster

This company is a famous Australian fast food restaurant chain.

Le Coq Sportif

Le Coq Sportif

The classic sporting goods logo with a rooster in a triangle sells cool clothing and accessories.

Pathè Frères

Pathè Frères

The French film equipment and phonograph record company founded by four brothers in 1896.

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