Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 21:54:08 +0200
From: "MH" <nomailnospamere.no>
Subject: Re: Re: Saab hood logo ornament


> >> > Where did the crowned bird come from? > >> That's the mythical creature known as the Griffin. > >It's taken from the coat of arms of the SkĀne (Scania) region of Sweden. > >See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania > The crown would indicate some monarchical connection > of which I am unaware. The SkĀne coat of arms was copied from the Malm– city coat of arms. If in Sweden a city had city rights, it could choose to put a crown (coronet) in its coat of arms. -- MH '72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96 '91 900i 16 http://go.to/saab96

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