examples of charges
Charge: figure represented on the shield.
Five-pointed star whose top point is directed toward the center chief.
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.
The lion is the animal most often depicted in heraldry and symbolizes strength and courage; the lion passant is a walking lion.
Heraldic figure often represented on old coats of arms of France and Quebec.
Crescent-shaped figure with points (horns) that usually point to the chief of the shield.