Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Hedgehog

See also: Hedgehog in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A small beast covered with spines. Medieval legend held that hedgehogs would creep into vineyards at night, shake grapes loose, then roll about to impale the fallen fruit before carrying their bounty home for their offspring.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Hedgehog Statant Impaling Grapes (1) §

Source: Rochester Bestiary. Artist unknown.

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Hedgehog Statant Impaling Grapes (2) §

Source: Harley MS 4751. Artist unknown.

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