Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Massacre

Bull's Massacre §

A powerful bovine.

Sometimes blazoned a “steer” or an “ox.” A “buffalo” is similar but has larger horns. A “yak” is hairy. No default posture. No proper coloration.

A “massacre” is a pair of antlers joined by a scrap of scalp.

Source: Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum. Artist unknown. (From the arms of Corni, folio 81.)

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Stag's Massacre (1) §

A pair of antlers joined by a scrap of scalp.

Default posture: horns to chief. No proper coloration.

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

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Stag's Massacre (2) §

A pair of antlers joined by a scrap of scalp.

Default posture: horns to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist: Unknown. (From the arms of von Kaltental.)

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