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Re: The Real Story from Kofryna the Goatherd...

Poster: Lordgaelan@aol.com

Virgil Wrote:
 As for a goatherds naturally having goats on their device.  I do not 
believe that traditionally this was the case.  Device did not generally 
relate to one's name or occupation...though I suppose maybe some could be
nicknamed after it?  Would someone with real knowledge like to step in 

The appropriate terminology  for having your device depict a part of your
name is called canting.  I can think of two examples of canting arms in the
SCA that was done superbly.  The examples that I can think of are Lady
Stephania Hering has a red herring on her device and one that was passed
several years ago for a Lord Isenhart in which his device has two hearts with
the letter I on each heart.

In Service,
Lord Gaelan MacCuinneagain
Pursuivant at large
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