Musimon rampant (Period)

Musimon rampant (Period)

The musimon is an heraldic monster said to be a combination of a goat and a ram, with the horns of both.  It’s considered a period charge, described (though not attributed) by Guillim, 1610 [179].  The Society grants no difference between the musimon and the goat.

The musimon does not seem to have a default posture; the illustration shows a musimon rampant.  For related charges, see goat, sheep.

Gideon ap Stephen bears:  Per bend sinister argent and sable, a musimon rampant counterchanged.

Thomas von Wildtstein bears:  Per pale gules and sable, a musimon rampant contourny within a bordure Or.

Oda Wlslagre dicta Widoeghe bears:  Gules, a musimon rampant argent spotted sable and in chief two wool combs fesswise Or.

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