Escudo de Castilla y León

9 coats of arms in the ballroom, solution

Riddle369 24 Zero Fleurdelis 9CoatsOfArms jpg

Categories: Riddle solution, Pointed and rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Or, Azure, Fleur de lis, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Bend sinister, Cross, Fess and Saltire.

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Five hurts and five pommes, solution

Riddle369 33 Hurts Pommes Answer jpg

For example, if you change «Azure, a Cross Argent» by «Azure, a Pall Argent», then the Pommes can arrive to «Or» blazon and the Hurts can arrive to «Argent» blazon. You can view both paths azure and vert in the following image.

Riddle369 35 Hurts Pommes Path Arrows jpg

Other solution is to change «Azure, a Cross Argent» by «Azure, a Bordure Argent».


Categories: Riddle solution, Pointed and rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Or, Argent, Vert, Azure, Gules, Sable, Hurt, torteau, pellet, pomme and golpe, Hurt, Pomme, In saltire, Fess, Saltire, Bend sinister, Cross, Pale, Bend and Pall.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Cadenas y Vicent, V. de; 1987

Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, Dean King of Arms, «Repertorio de blasones de la comunidad hispánica», Instituto Salazar Castro (C. S. I. C. Higher Center for Scientific Research), edited by Ediciones Hidalguía, printed by Gráficas Arias Montano, S. A., Móstoles, Volume IV, 2nd edition, 4454 pages numbered from 1525 to 1979, contains the surnames that begin with the letters S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z,, ISBN of the complete work 84-00-06642-1, ISBN of this Volume IV 84-00-06646-4, Legal Deposit M.31.950-1987, Madrid, 1987.


pages 1,726 and 1,728, Uranzu its 5 blazons

This is my translation for the 4th coat of arms of the 5 blazons of surname «Uranzu» described on pages 1,726 and 1,728 of this book (see in the previous image of the original blazon).

Party per pale:
1 Gules,
the base,
wavy Argent and Azure, on them,
a Galleon with eight Cannons per band,
nine Galleys,
seven Galiots,
five Fustas, and
a Brigantine sailing,
the Ships, their Masts and Strings all Or,
the Galleon with Sails Argent,
the other Ships with Sails lowered Argent,
in chief,
an imperial eagle Sable, flying towards the galleon;
2 Argent,
a lion rampant Gules,
with its rear Paws on an Anchor Azure
lying to the sinister Flank,
holding in its fore Paws a Flagpole Vert with
three Flags,
Azure, three Fleurs de lys Or, ordered,
Azure, two Bends Or,
Gules, a plain Cross Argent,
between
four smalls Anchors Sable with Cables Gules.
Within a Bordure Or, sixteen Saltires Gules.

Surname Uranzu, coat of arms and parallel blazons

Although I am not sure of the reality of this coat of arms, I have made a) in Spanish a simplification and b) its translation in parallel to English. I assume that in the 2nd flag the Fleurs de lys in triangle are 3 and they are ordered. Although I am not sure of the reality of this busy coat of arms, I can't found a painted version, I have made a) a simplification of its Spanish blazon and b) its translation in parallel to English. I assume that in the 2nd flag the Fleurs de lys in triangle are 3 and they are ordered. The colors of the text in the images lets an easy reading and show the blazon structure. There are in this coat of arms 1+9+7+5+1 = 23 ships.

Currently the National Institute of Statistics of Spain (I. N. E.), about the surname «Uranzu» answer that «there are no inhabitants with the surname consulted», neither 1st nor 2nd surname, «or its frequency is less than 5 for the national total».


Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: Black and white with color plates.

Author: Cadenas y Vicent, Vicente de.

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Sable, three Towers Or, two and one

Riddle369 11 Sable 3Towers Or jpg

Sable, three Towers Or, two and one

The classic heraldic layout for three charges on a coat of arms is two in chief and on in base. The layout one in chief and two at base are considered disordered in many heraldic traditions.

The blazon of this coat of arms, «Sable, three Towers Or, two and one», is disordered, and the entropy refers to disorder, and more entropy means more disorder. Then this imaginary coat of arms is full of entropy, and it could belong to the entropy.


Categories: Riddle solution, Imaginary, Sable, Three, Tower, Or, Two, One and Disordered.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

8 shields, but how many blazons?

In the following image there are painted 8 shields, but how many different blazons are there? First, think your answer, then write the different blazons and, finally, check if your initial answer was correct.

Riddle343 12 OpticalEffect HowManyBlazons jpg

Write the coats of arms and check your answer

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Gules, Or, Argent, Quarterly and Chequey.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

Pedigree collapse, we are all cousins

Pedigree collapse by years, world's populations and ancestors

We have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, 16 great grandparents,... growing exponentially (2n), 32, 64, 128, ... Circa the year 850 we have more «theoretical» ancestors than inhabitants of the world. It follows that:

  • Many of our ancestors are repeated in our family tree.
  • Many historical figures (philosophers, scientists, writers, artists, kings, warriors, etc.) will appear in our family tree.
  • We share many ancestors with others, we are all cousins, we are a great family.

I have painted the following graphic to show this idea. Traveling to the past we see the number of our «theoretical» ancestors grows and the world's population decreases.

The graph is calculated with 2.46 generations per century, and with other rates although the graph changes but the previous conclusions remain. For example, with 4 generations per century, more real rate time ago when we had children at an earlier age, the curves intersect before. If it is done by continents and/or adding the lines without offspring, the high infant mortality and pests of past times,... the curves also cross before.

To this effect is called «pedigree collapse».


Category: Genealogy.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Cadenas y Vicent, V. de; 2002

Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, Dean King of Arms, «Diccionario heráldico: Términos, Piezas y Figuras Usadas en la Ciencia del Blasón», Instituto Salazar Castro (C. S. I. C. Higher Center for Scientific Research), edited by Ediciones Hidalguía, 6a edición aumentada en el vocabulario heráldico, 338 pages, Madrid, 2002.


La 1a edición fue Premio Menestrier, 1954, del Instituto Internacional de Genealogía y Heráldica.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Cadenas y Vicent, Vicente de.

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Sigue por: Menestrier, C. F.; 1659.

 

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