Arms of Dimbach, Austria

Dimbach

Granted 1572

Blazon: Gules on a fess wavy argent a swan close proper

The swan is intended to symbolize purity and the worship of the Virgin Mary.

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Arms of Sauldorf, Germany

Sauldorf

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Per fess wavy argent a key bendwise ward in chief azure and of the last a demi-swan rising, wings elevated and displayed of the first

The key is potentially a counterchanged reference to the former municipality of Sauldorf, which was incorporated with five other towns in 1974. The colors of the field and the division are likely from another of these towns, Wasser. The swan may be from a third town, Rast; the nobles of that town formerly bore argent a swan close sable, legged gules.

Arms of Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Villingen-Schwenningen

Granted 2001

Blazon: Per pale argent and azure a fess wavy counterchanged; in the dexter chief an eagle displayed gules armed or, in the sinister chief a swan close proper

The eagle is drawn from the arms of the Zähringer family, by way of the former village of Villingen, while Schwenningen contributed its canting swan. The fess wavy symbolizes the rivers Brigach and Neckar.

Heralds know, that the proper ensign of Poetry, is the swan: the bird of Phoebus, and consecrated to the Muses: which doth signify nothing, but that purity and cleanness of life, which is required in a sacred poet.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p57

Heralds know, that the proper ensign of Poetry, is the swan: the bird of Phoebus, and consecrated to the Muses: which doth signify nothing, but that purity and cleanness of life, which is required in a sacred poet.

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p57

Arms of Teignbridge District Council, England

Blazon: Azure on a saltire argent another engrailed gules, surmounted by a croizer in pale, overall a mitre or; on a chief of the second over two barrulets wavy in base of the field a clapperbridge of three spans throughout proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of two palm trees proper a swan close naiant sable

Supporters: On the dexter a bay Dartmoor pony and on the sinister a gray mare each gorged with a garland of heather proper, pendant therefrom a cross tau or and resting the interior hind hoof on a tor, the whole upon a compartment* of moorland proper

Mantling: Argent lined azure

*Compartments are usually an artistic decoration that is not specified in blazon, but this particular achievement is an exception.