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Charge: figure represented on the shield.
examples of charges mullet eagle lion passant fleur-de-lis crescent

mullet click to hear

Five-pointed star whose top point is directed toward the center chief.

eagle click to hear

The eagle is the bird most often depicted in heraldry and symbolizes power; when the tips of the wings point downward, they are said to be conjoined in lure.

lion passant click to hear

The lion is the animal most often depicted in heraldry and symbolizes strength and courage; the lion passant is a walking lion.

fleur-de-lis click to hear

Heraldic figure often represented on old coats of arms of France and Quebec.

crescent click to hear

Crescent-shaped figure with points (horns) that usually point to the chief of the shield.