Lampago

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Arms of Radford of Radford: Sable, three lampagoes passant coward in pale argent[1]

A lampago is a mythical heraldic beast in the form of a "man-tiger or man-lion" with the body of a tiger or lion and the head of a man.[2] It should be distinguished from similar mythical heraldic beasts the manticore and the satyral.[3]

The best-known usage of the lampago in heraldry is in the arms of the ancient Radford family of the manor of Radford in the parish of Plymstock in Devon: Sable, three lampagoes passant in pale coward argent.[4]

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: "Radford of Radford: Sable, 3 lampagoes, [man tygers, with lion's bodyes and men's faces] passant [in pale] cowarde argent"
  2. ^ 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 bodys and men's faces) passant in pale coward argent"
  3. ^ Dennys, Rodney, The Heraldic Imagination. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1975, p.114
  4. ^ Pole, p.499
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