Author Topic: Actual meaning of the new Clan Crest symbols?  (Read 28007 times)

Parker Thomson

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Actual meaning of the new Clan Crest symbols?
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:31:15 PM »
Some symbols are self explanatory.  The horse and rider at the top represent Reiver Culture.  The helmet probably represents willingness to take up arms.  When you get to the shield on the bottom, what would the celtic weave in blue represent.  The color of the weave sends to imply the dress blue tartan predominant color. The cross- other than general Christian affiliation, what about the type of cross - would it  represent some aspect or theological perspective of Christianity?  The stag's head - the only thing I can think about is the continuity between the new 2012 armiger and the overwhelmingly predominant use of the stag's head in past Thomson armigers.  Surely our present day Lord Lyon must have had some ideas about what should go in the newest Thomson armiger?  Anyone that had contact with him like Tom or Mary Thompson might have an idea?  Thanks.


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Re: Actual meaning of the new Clan Crest symbols?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 08:06:15 PM »
Was the above ever addressed? I too would like to know the answers.