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Re: coat of arms
Posted by: Dan Devlin Date: October 16, 2000 at 10:53:45
In Reply to: coat of arms by phil of 1442


The current Devlin coat of arms consists of a blue shield with a gold celtic cross in the center surrounded by three stars; one above each arm of the cross and one at the base. The color blue historically represents loyalty, fidelity and truth. The cross is a representation of the "Cross or Ardboe", Ardboe being on the western shores of Lough Neagh, and the historic home of the Devlins. The stars represent the Holy Trinity. The motto is "Crux Mea Stella" and means "The Cross is My Star". This coat of arms dates back to about the 18th century and it is unknown who devised it. The original coat of arms was minus the cross and consisted of three stars across the blue shield in a diagonal, upper left to lower right. A red griffin topped the original shield. The motto was the same. This coat of arms is thought to have been awarded to one of the original Devlins in the 12th century.


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