THE LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS
PLATE # 16
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The following is offered for our consideration:
1) a pope - holding a branch and the 'keys to kingdom'
2) a peacock
3) an angel
4) partial illustration of the sun/ 12 spikes, and 5 stars




ANGELS are variously represented in Heraldry.  An Angel wings expanded arms uplifted on the breast, the hands clasped as borne by the family of Crondice.  An Angel kneeling wings expanded the hands in a praying position, borne by Hodder, Hynell, etc.  An angel volant pointing to heaven with the dexter hand, and to the base with the Sinister, from the mouth a scroll, thereon the letters G.I.E.D. signifying Gloria in Excelsis Deo. According to Dionysius the Areopagite, angels were divided into nine orders: Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones, in the first circle; Dominions, Virtues, and Powers, in the second circle; Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, in the third circle. They denote dignity, glory, virtue and honour; missionary; bearer of joyful intelligence.
PEACOCK in Heraldry. The Peacock is used in ecclesiastical decoration, and symbolises power and  omniscience. It was sacred to Hera (Juno), daughter of Titans Cronus and Rhea, wife and sister of Zeus. The peacock was a medieval symbol of the soul, signifying beauty, power, and knowledge, and is also a religious symbol of resurrection.

PALM BRANCH: In pre-Christian times the palm was regarded as a symbol of victory, justice, and high honour.  It is the symbol of Saint Anastasia.  The palm branch became an insignia for all those who, martyr or saint, deserved victory over evil.

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Heraldry numbering: The label of three points was supposed to represent the heir during the lifetime of his father; five points, during the lifetime of his grandfather; seven points, while the great-grandfather still lived, etc.
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