Emblems

This page lists all the various symbols in the Emblems category.

An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.

Although words emblem and symbol are often used interchangeably, an emblem is a pattern that is used to represent an idea or an individual. An emblem crystallizes in concrete, visual terms some abstraction: a deity, a tribe or nation, or a virtue or vice.

Symbols in this category:

Druze Star

A symbol such as this one might not look out of place at a child’s birthday celebration, but it is in fact the emblem of a relatively obscure religion that possesses a rich and eclectic cultural history.

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Eärendil Heraldic Device

Heraldic device of Eärendil, a character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.

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Earthen Fire Refinery

Insignia of the Earthen Fire Refinery, an organization featured in the franchise “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.

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Elwë Heraldic Device

Heraldic device of Elwë, a character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.

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Emblem of Afghanistan

The national emblem of Afghanistan has appeared in some form on the flag of Afghanistan since the inception of that nation.

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Emblem of Algeria

The national emblem of Algeria (Arabic: شعار الجزائر الوطني‎) is the seal used by the government, as other states use coats of arms.

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Emblem of Angola

The emblem of Angola reflects the recent past of the new nation. There is heavy Marxist imagery found on the device, expanded from what is found on the national flag. In the past, Angola has used coats of arms to represent the nation.

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Emblem of Bahrain

The current coat of arms of Bahrain is a coat of arms that was originally designed in 1932 by Charles Belgrave, the British governor and adviser to the then-Sheik of Bahrain. The design has undergone slight modifications since then, namely in 1971 in 2002 when mantling and the indentations of the chief were modified respectively, but the influence of the original design is still clearly visible in the modern blazon.

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Emblem of Brunei

The national emblem of Brunei is featured prominently on the flag of Brunei. It was adopted in 1940.

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Emblem of Djibouti

The national emblem of Djibouti was introduced after attaining independence from France on 27 June 1977.

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Emblem of Ethiopia

The Emblem of Ethiopia has been in its current form since 1996. It contains a golden pentagram radiating rays of light on a blue shield. Today the pentagram stands for the unity of the people and the nationality of Ethiopia.

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Emblem of Guinea-Bissau

The national emblem of Guinea-Bissau was adopted shortly after independence from Portugal in 1973. Featured prominently is a black star, that is part of traditional Pan-African symbolism, and is often referred to as the Black star of Africa. A seashell at the bottom unites two symmetrical olive branches. The sea shell is symbolism for the location of the country on the West coast of Africa. The red banner contains the national motto of the nation: that translates to English as "Unity, Struggle, Progress".

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Emblem of India

The emblem of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, preserved in the Sarnath Museum.

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Emblem of Israel

The Emblem of the State of Israel (Hebrew: סמל מדינת ישראל) shows a menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side, and the writing "ישראל" (Hebrew for Israel) below it. Most commonly light blue and white, the coat of arms does appear in different colour combinations depending on the use.

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Emblem of Italy

The emblem of Italy (Italian: emblema della Repubblica italiana) was formally adopted by the newly formed Italian Republic on 5 May 1948. Although often referred to as a coat of arms (or stemma in Italian), it is technically an emblem as it was not designed to conform to traditional heraldic rules.

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