In our last blog post, we discussed the family crest meanings for the Stark and Lannister family in Game of Thrones. Today, we’re going to dig a little deeper and look into the family crests of the some of the other families featured in the show.
The Targaryen Family Crest
One of the most exciting family crests in the series is the Targaryen family crest, which features a three-headed red dragon on a black background. This royal family’s claim to fame lies in their pet dragons, which keep unruly citizens as well as their enemies in check.
The most powerful Targaryen, Daenerys, considers herself to be the mother of three dragons, and she has no problem delegating her dirty work to her dragon babies. In the crest, the red color of the dragons symbolizes both passion and bloodshed, which is all too familiar to this family. The black background most likely refers to the darkness of mental illness that haunts this family as well.
The Baratheon Family Crest
This controversial family features a black stag standing on his hind legs inside of a burning red heart on a bright yellow background. Fire is a destructive theme within the Baratheon family, which is the source of deaths for thousands of Baratheon soldiers and family members as well. In mythology, the stag is often associated with the spiritual realm, and Stannis Baratheon in particular was a religious fanatic.
The coat of arms symbols in the series are truly fascinating. If you would like to learn more about the coat of arms design process, contact Fine Legacy today!