Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Wolf Hook in German heraldry

Many places in Germany include runic emblems - especially the Wolf Hook - in their heraldic history. These are just a few examples from many hundreds.

Saarbrücken

Hessen

 Nienburg

This shield contains the Wolf Hook - the Saxon white horse, and the German Eagle


Another Saxon design - this shield includes the Hengest and Hors crossed horse head gable ends.


From Nienhagen



This shield includes the Bundschuh symbol of the peasant revolts.


This is the old coat of arms of Harbarnsen-Irmenseul
The Saxon Irminsul

The new coat of arms - two sunwheels and a Spear (of Wotan?)