Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Couchant

Dragon Couchant (1) §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Dragon Couchant (2) §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Dragon Couchant Dexter Forepaw Raised §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Dragon Couchant Wings Close §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Dragon Couchant Wings Close Dexter Forepaw Raised §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Dragon Couchant Head Lowered §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Dragon Dormant (1) §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Dormant (2) §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Dormant (3) §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Wingless Dragon Couchant §

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Dragons typically have wings unless blazoned otherwise.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Frog Couchant §

A leaping amphibian.

Default posture: tergiant. No proper coloration.

Source: The Deidis of Armorie. Artist: Adam Loutfut. (Folio 35r.) Adapted by Saewynn aet Cnolle.

Salamander Couchant Regardant §

A lizard wreathed in flames.

Default posture: statant. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bear Couchant (1) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bear Couchant (2) §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston. Adapted by Saewynn aet Cnolle.

Bear Couchant Head Lowered §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bear Dormant §

A large beast of the wilds.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Camel Couchant (1) §

A beast of the desert.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist Note: The legs should be folded under or against their body rather than splaying outwards as shown here.

Source: Wellcome Collection. Artist: Abraham de Bruyn. (From an engraving circa 1570.)

Camel Couchant (2) §

A beast of the desert.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist Note: The legs should be folded under or against their body rather than splaying outwards as shown here.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Li Xia. Adapted from an engraving by Abraham de Bruyn.

Camel Couchant (3) §

A beast of the desert.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Aliyah bat Azriel.

Cameleopard Dormant §

A giraffe. Sometimes spelled “cameleopard.” No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Dorothy Mackey.

Domestic Cat Couchant (1) §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Domestic Cat Couchant (2) §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Domestic Cat Couchant (3) §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Domestic Cat Couchant Head Lowered §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Domestic Cat Couchant Guardant (1) §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Domestic Cat Couchant Guardant (2) §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Domestic Cat Couchant Guardant §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Domestic Cat Dormant Guardant §

A domesticated feline.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Doe Lodged (1) §

A female deer. May also be blazoned a “hind.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Doe Lodged (2) §

A female deer. May also be blazoned a “hind.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Dog Couchant (1) §

A domesticated canine. Any period breed of dog may be used.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Dog Couchant (2) §

A domesticated canine. Any period breed of dog may be used. No default posture. No proper coloration.

A hound with hanging ears may be blazoned a “talbot.” Period scent hound breeds include the bloodhound.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Dog Couchant Guardant §

A domesticated canine. Any period breed of dog may be used.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Elk Lodged §

The largest member of the deer family, distinguished by its flat palmate antlers. Known in North America as a “moose.” No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Fox Couchant (1) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. Proper coloration: gules, with sable feet and argent tail tip.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Fox Couchant (2) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. Proper coloration: gules, with sable feet and argent tail tip.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Fox Couchant (3) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. Proper coloration: gules, with sable feet and argent tail tip.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Fox Couchant (4) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. Proper coloration: gules, with sable feet and argent tail tip.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Griffin Couchant §

A hybrid monster formed by crossing an eagle with the back end of a lion. Sometimes spelled “gryphon.”

Default posture: rampant, blazoned “segreant.” No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion Couchant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Couchant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Couchant (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Dormant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Mouse Couchant §

A rodent.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Mouse Dormant §

A rodent.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Panther Couchant §

An ounce, or maneless lion, covered with colorful spots, with flames emerging from its mouth and ears.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Bróccín MacIvyr.

Rabbit Couchant (1) §

A gentle and prolific beast. May be blazoned a "hare" or "coney."

Default posture: sejant. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Rabbit Couchant (2) §

A gentle and prolific beast. May be blazoned a "hare" or "coney." Default posture: sejant. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Rabbit Couchant (3) §

A gentle and prolific beast. May be blazoned a "hare" or "coney."

Default posture: sejant. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Rabbit Dormant §

A gentle and prolific beast. May be blazoned a "hare" or "coney."

Default posture: sejant. Proper coloration: brown.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Reindeer Lodged §

A northern member of the deer family, domesticated by the Sami. Known in North America as a “caribou.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Rhinoceros Couchant §

A large armored herbivore.

Default posture: statant. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Sheep Couchant (1) §

A fluffy ungulate. A male sheep is blazoned a "ram", while a female may be blazoned a "ewe."

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Sheep Couchant (2) §

A fluffy ungulate. A male sheep is blazoned a "ram", while a female may be blazoned a "ewe."

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Stag Lodged (1) §

A male deer. May also be blazoned a “buck” or “hart.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Stag Lodged (2) §

A male deer. May also be blazoned a “buck” or “hart.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Stag Lodged Collared and Chained §

A male deer. May also be blazoned a “buck” or “hart.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

Stag Lodged Regardant §

A male deer. May also be blazoned a “buck” or “hart.”

No default posture. Proper coloration: brown.

The term “lodged” is a synonym for “couchant” that is applied to deer.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Natural Tiger Couchant Head Lowered §

A great cat of Asia, also blazoned a “Bengal tiger,” as opposed to the heraldic “tyger.” Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

No proper coloration, but stripes may be blazoned separately, e.g. “gules marked sable.”

Artist: Saewynn aet Cnolle.

Unicorn Couchant §

A mythical horse-like creature with a beard and a single horn.

Default posture: rampant. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Thomas Ouswood.

Wolf Couchant (1) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon.

Wolf Couchant (2) §

A wild canid.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Wolf Dormant §

A wild canid.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Egyptian Sphinx Couchant §

A hybrid monster formed from the body of a lion with a human head.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.

Egyptian Gyno-Sphinx Couchant §

A hybrid monster formed from the body of a lion with a human head. No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Greek Sphinx Couchant §

A monster from Greek mythology with a woman’s torso, a lion’s body, and wings.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.