Greenwald Greenwald Manor Book - Page 53

Heraldic Crests The tapestry above the master bedroom bed is emblazoned with three Greenwald crests. Color Symbolism Gold—Generosity Silver or White—Peace and sincerity Red—Military strength and magnanimity Blue—Truth and loyalty Green—Hope, joy, and loyalty in love Black—Constancy or grief Purple—Royal majesty, sovereignty, justice Orange—Worthy ambition Maroon—Patience in battle, victory Some of the elements in the Greenwald crest and historical symbolism: Fleur-de-lis—Purity, light Trees—Life and the mystical connection of the earth with heaven Crown—Royal authority, prestige Plume of feathers—Sign of willing obedience and serenity of mind Horse—Readiness to serve king and country 49