Monday, February 25, 2008

Trouble in the world of Swedish military heraldry

It seems that the Nordic Battle group has omitted the lion's penis on a newer version of their emblem.
...heraldic artist Vladimir A Sagerlund was dismayed at what he viewed as an alarming lack of historical awareness. In former times, he said, coats of arms containing lions without genitalia were given to those who betrayed the Swedish Crown.
I wonder exactly how they would give you that dickless coat of arms. If you had already betrayed the Swedish Crown you would think that would be on your way to the gallows, or headed for Denmark. Maybe your surviving relatives had to wear the emasculated lion.

Whole story here

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