In addition, many of these Mediavel Shields stand for other ideas or concepts, as well. These will be listed along with the Shield emblazioning (the written description of what a Coat of Arms is all about)--as well as in the general Shield listings (below).
1. Israelite Tribe: REUBEN
TINCTURE (primary field color): deep red, brick red
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): water, strength, bedsReuben was the eldest of the sons of Jacob and tended to get the first son's strength and blessings--prosperity. As a result, this Shield is also used throughout Our Web site to denote PROSPERITY, especially Hebrew Prosperity (and especially Jewish Prosperity).
2. Israelite Tribe: SIMEON
TINCTURE (primary field color): yellowish-greenish
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): edged weapons (sword), instruements of tortureSimeon was the hot-headed avenger of the sons of Jacob and was always trying to defend the Family and make other pay for the injustices that they did to the Tribe. Consequently, this Shield is also used throughout Our Web site to denote Our own Realm Security Services and Law Enforcement. (Beware, the Realm Avenger is watching you!)
3. Israelite Tribe: LEVI
TINCTURE (primary field color): bright red, scarlet
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): blunt weapons, buds or flower(s) [Aaron's Rod]Levi Reuben was the 3rd son of Jacob and, unfortunately, tended to follow in the angry footsteps of his older brother, Simeon. But, from this Tribe came Aaron, the High Priest, whose rod budded or flowered to show God's favor and selection of his dynasty. Now, this FLOWER is actually the symbol of Our coming Interstellar Empire of ASTARIA, with its historical links to the 12 Primary Heritage Worlds of Earth (and the Judeo-Christian Culture).
4. Israelite Tribe: JUDAH
TINCTURE (primary field color): deep green
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): lion, sceptre, LAW (Jewish Judgments)Judah was the 4th son of Jacob and tended follow both Simeon and Levi into trouble. But, from his descendants came the Lion of Judah (Messiah) and many of the Kings of Israel (sceptre). And, when all the other Tribes drifted away from God, Judah tended to cling to God's Laws (and the Jewish Judgments developed from them), and thus emerged as the main Tribe from which the modern Jews came from. Consequently, it is used as a sign of this Divine Law.
5. Israelite Tribe: DAN
TINCTURE (primary field color): deep blue
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): judges-courts, serpents, horsesDan was the 5th son of Jacob and as the middle child, tended to be independent, and of his own mischievous (twisted, serpent-like) nature. However, he was also the Tribe orgnaizer who got all the other sons of Jacob to co-operate and work together. As a result, this Shield is also used throughout Our Web site to denote UNITY, and in particular the Tri-Unity of the Faithful (Jews-Christians-Muslims working together).
6. Israelite Tribe: NAPHTALI
TINCTURE (primary field color): white, clear
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): hind, deer, antelope (Menorah)Naphtali was the 6th son of Jacob and being easy going, he simply went with the flow, so long as in ensured him of a good supply of fresh meat! The Menorah looks something like deer antlers, and is also a reference to some obscure Jewish myth that someone from the Tribe of Naphtali made off with one of the original (silver?) Menorahs from the Temple at the Fall of Jerusalem?
7. Israelite Tribe: GAD
TINCTURE (primary field color): orange-red
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): troop, gangs, bands (Literture)Gad was the 7th son of Jacob and while Simeon and Levi tend to just be into anger, he was the professional soldier of the Family and tended read and study about how others conducted their military affairs and battles. Thus, this Shield is also used by Us to denote LITERATURE, particularly Historical Literature or Official Records.
8. Israelite Tribe: ASHER
TINCTURE (primary field color): dark yellowish, tan
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): bread, pastries, (Word)Asher was the 8th son of Jacob and his descendants tended to be known as the Scripture Scholars of the common people (the Levites were the official, temple scholars). Moreover, as we need the nutrients of our daily bread for our bodies, so we need the danties of the Word of God for our souls.
9. Israelite Tribe: ISACHAR
TINCTURE (primary field color): pinkish-purplish, lavendar
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): donkey, twin burdens, saddle or water bagsIsachar was the 9th son of Jacob and and his descendants were reputedly the praying Tribe. Hence, this Shield is also used throughout Our Web site to denote PRAYER, especially praying for the burdens of others (intercessory prayer).
10. Israelite Tribe: ZEBULON
TINCTURE (primary field color): greenish-blue, teal
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): ships, seas, portsZebulon was the 10th of the sons of Jacob and liked being a fisherman, and sailing and exploring the sea. Consequently, his Tribe tends to be the one that is strongly linked with the Vikings (and early Scandinavia), so this Shield appears as a Viking emblem throughout our Web Site.
11. Israelite Tribe: JOSEPH
TINCTURE (primary field color): light bands with dark (grayish, brown) stripes
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): branches, fruitsJoseph was the 11th of the son of Jacob and the most favored by his father, primarily because of his trustworthiness and his diligence in accomplishing the tasks his father gave him. Moreover, Jacob blessed his son EPHRAIM, so that he would receive his father's blessing, like the first born (though he was the 2nd son of Joseph).
Israelite Tribe (?): MANASSEH
TINCTURE (primary field color): dark bands (grayish, brown) with light stripes
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): arrows, walls
MANASSEH was the first born of Joseph, but Jacob adopted both him and his brother Ephraim as his own sons--hence members of the Tribes of Israel. Ephraim inherited his fathers position, while Manasseh seems have been given an independent one of his own.
12. Israelite Tribe: BENJAMIN
TINCTURE (primary field color): tourquise, sky-blue
CHARGE(s) (main shield symbol): gray wolf, dogsBENJAMIN was the 12th of the son of Jacob and received almost as much favor as Joseph from Jacob. In addition, from Benjamin came the House of Kish and King Saul's dynasty (hence the crown). Later, as the Tribe of Benjamin moved North, to Scandinavia, the gray wolf become a popular symbol among them, with Ivar Vidfadmi reputingly using it as his royal crest! Consequently, this STAR CROWN is often used by us to symbolize the new Monarch of Our coming ASTARIA.
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NOTE: Other shields are used, but they are either self-explanitory, or they are detailed and explained in their own ABOUT section.
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