File:Three-Crescents-Diane-Poitiers.svg

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Three crescents interlaced so as to be incomplete Borromean rings. This was the emblem of Diana of Poitiers and her lover Henry II of France (see external site http://www.liv.ac.uk/~spmr02/rings/moons.html ). It has also come to be used in the coat of arms of Bréval (see Image:Blason ville fr Bréval (Yvelines).svg) and Crécy-la-Chapelle (see Image:Blason CrecylaChap.svg), and in a slightly different form as the emblem (or "petites armoiries") of the city of Bordeaux (see en:Image:Bordeaux30.jpg). In recent years, it has been taken up by a few neopagans (as an alternative version of the symbol Image:Triple-Goddess-Waxing-Full-Waning-Symbol.png), though it has an unfortunate resemblance to a modern biohazard symbol...

For a version in symbolic colors, see Image:Three-Crescents-Diane-Poitiers-multicolored.svg .

For a solid form of the symbol, see File:Three-Crescents-Diane-Poitiers-filled.svg or the lower corner of Image:Religious symbols.svg .

Date original PostScript format 2005, converted to SVG and uploaded 2009
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Also, ca. 1400 the Hungerford family of Farleigh castle in western England used a design of three similarly-interlaced sickles as one of their heraldic "badges"; and the arms attributed to Ednywain ap Bradwen, founder of the "15th noble tribe" of north Wales, have three interlaced white serpents on a red shield. Reference: The Complete Book of Heraldry by Stephen Slater (ISBN 1843096986), pages 124 and 191 (see also external link http://www.liv.ac.uk/~spmr02/rings/snakes.html ).

For another such symbol, see Image:Snoldelev-three-interlaced-horns.svg

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