Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 06:21:22 GMT
From: Malcolm William Mason <mwm1(spam)nospamedu>
Subject: Re: Re: Saab hood logo ornament


On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 19:19:01 +0200, "MH" <nomailnospamere.no> wrote: >> > 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 Skˆ€ne (Scania) region of Sweden. >See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania To be completely accurte the gryphon is a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. It was used as the arms (or armorial bearing) of Scania. (see above) The crown would indicate some monarchical connection of which I am unaware. Malcolm

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