What did I learn today – Awesome creatures as symbols
June 1, 2014
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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 national animal of Scotland is the unicorn, which, though fictitious, has been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century.
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!
And if you can’t make it out, here is the coat of arms: