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Lampago

A lampago is a mythical heraldic beast in the form of a "man tiger" with the body of a tiger or lion and the face of a man.[1] It should be distinguished from the similar mythical heraldic beasts of the manticore and the satyral.[2]

The best known usage of the Lampago in heraldry is in the arms of the ancient Radford family of the manor of Radford in Devon: Sable, three lampagoes passant in pale coward argent.[3]

References

  1. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.499, blazon of arms of "Radford of Radford": Sable, three lampagoes (man tygers, with lion's bodyes and men's faces) passant in pale coward argent"
  2. ^ Dennys, Rodney, The Heraldic Imagination. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1975, p.114
  3. ^ Pole, p.499
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