The Geek Biker

Rambles of a geek that rides a bike

What did I learn today – Awesome creatures as symbols

I have to confess that one of the two pieces of information that will be delivered today, I’ve known for a while. The other I learnt today and is just as awesome.

The first

The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn, which, though fictitious, has been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century.[289]

That is pretty cool already. All the countries try to impress with the animals they hold in high regard as their national symbols. The Scottish, nope, we got a unicorn. I get that it is heraldic. (Also they have a monster in a lake)

The latest one is pretty awesome:

There is a flag of a Mongolian province that has a dinosaur (sauropod) on it!

Their flag:

And if you can’t make it out, here is the coat of arms:




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