Elephant goad (Accepted); goad (Accepted)

Elephant goad (probable SFPP); goad (Accepted)

A goad is a sharp pointed stick, used for driving large beasts such as elephants or oxen.  There are two types of goad found in Society heraldry; the better documented form, the elephant goad (the dexter charge in the illustration), is an Indian artifact, being a traditional attribute of the god Ganesha.  The Society default for both types of goad is palewise, point to chief.

Katherine Goodwyn bears:  Argent, a goad fesswise sable entwined of a grapevine fructed proper, between two bars vert between in pale two Catherine wheels sable.

Hastini Chandra bears as a badge:  An elephant goad.

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