Mantle and Lion


Gad and the Swedish Coat of Arms
by Orjan Svensson and Yair Davidiy



part of our series: Tribal Stones and Hues. A Series of Articles in the Light of Hebrew Nations Identifications

Orjan Svensson:

Possible connections with Gad in the national Swedish coats of arms

Shalom,

If you read on Coat of arms of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Sweden

you can see that "tasseladorned strings" are sometimes present in the national Swedish coat of arms, i.e.
"All surrounded by ermine mantling, crowned with a royal crown and tied up with tasseladorned strings"
These in Swedish are called "taltsnaren", meaning "tent strings", please see the Swedish Version of the article,
Sveriges riksvapen Ė Wikipedia.
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sveriges_riksvapen
This can lead the thoughts to Gad, since Gad was symbolized by tents.
Also I note the Lions as possible symbols of Gad, and the seven stars. Gad has in Hebrew the gematria value of seven.
Regards,
Orjan

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Yair Comments:
The remarks by Orjan follow from the article:
Gad-Sweden
http://www.britam.org/GadSweden.html
An article in our series:
Tribal Stones and Hues in the Light of Hebrew Nations Identifications
http://www.britam.org/huesList.html

As Orjan pointed out Gad - as well as Judah (Genesis 49:9), and Dan,- is recalled together with the lion.

Deuteronomy 33:
20 And of Gad he said:
Blessed be the enlargement of Gad!
Gad lives like a lion;
he tears at arm and scalp.
21 He chose the best for himself,
for there a commanderís allotment was reserved;
he came at the head of the people,
he executed the justice of the Lord,
and his ordinances for Israel.

22 And of Dan he said:
Dan is a lionís whelp
that leaps forth from Bashan.

It is worth noting:

The word for lion in the case of Gad is Lavi. This is in the masculine sense but often explained to mean a lioness who has just given birth and therefore is exceptionally ferocious.
Elsewhere Lavi is said to mean an older more mature lion.

In the case of Dan the expression is Gur Aryeh meaning (as translated) a lion cub or offspring of a lion. In Genesis 49:16 Dan is compared to a snake and a serpent (shififon).

In Genesis 49:9 Judah is likened to three types of lion: (a) a lion cub (Gur Aryeh); (b) a male lion (Aryeh); and a Lavi.

Large-bodies lions are depicted on the Coat of Arms of Sweden.
Coat of arms of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Sweden

The Swedish Coat of Arms have a mantle in the background.
The Coat of Arms of the King of Sweden has a mantle in the background.
The Coat of Arms of Princess Victoria (the Heir Apparent) has a mantle in the background.
A mantle is a cloak but the ones shown look more like tents than cloaks.
See the side-bar in the Wikipedia article.
Greater coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden
Scroll Down.
#Other elements
#All surrounded by ermine mantling, crowned with a royal crown and tied up with tasseladorned strings #


Ermine (heraldry)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ermine (/ rm n/) in heraldry is a "fur", or varied tincture, consisting of a white background with a pattern of black shapes representing the winter coat of the stoat (a species of weasel with white fur and a black-tipped tail). The linings of medieval coronation cloaks and some other garments, usually reserved to use by high-ranking peers and royalty, were made by sewing many ermine furs together to produce a luxurious white fur with patterns of hanging black-tipped tails.


The tasseladorned strings attached to the mantle are, as Orjan mentioned, described in Swedish as tent strings.





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