Hannes zum Eichhorn bears: Per fess vert and Or, a wheelbarrow and an acorn counterchanged.
Deadra Colin Madoc bears: Argent, a drover’s whip bendwise sinister, lash in action sable.
Valgard Stonecleaver bears as a badge: Or, a scourge sable.
The Order of the Whirligig, of the Barony of Delftwood, bears: Azure, a whirligig argent.
In Society blazon, the generic wind may also be called an “aeolus”. Other types of wind include the “boreas”, an icy-bearded old man; the “zephyr”, an androgynous youth; and the female “mistral”. Winds face dexter by default, and should be shown in profile (though some are affronty); they should never be in trian aspect. For related charges, see head (human).
The Canton of Elvegast bears: Per chevron azure and vert, in chief two aeoli with breaths conjoined at fess point argent, in base a laurel wreath Or.
Mistral de L’Isle sur Tarn bears: Per fess wavy vert and azure, issuant from chief a mistral and from base four piles wavy inverted conjoined at the fess point argent.
Cassandra de la Mistral bears: Azure, a boreas affronty argent.
Æsa Þorarinsdottir bears: Azure, a zephyr argent and a bordure rayonny Or.
The windmill was used in the rebus badge of Kingsmill, 1557 [Siddons II.2 336]. A pair of windmill’s sails alone were also used, in the arms of Newmarche, c.1460 [RH], and as the badge of Willoughby, 1449 [HB 157]. See also whirligig.
The Baron of Delftwood bears: Quarterly azure and argent, a windmill, sails crosswise, and in sinister chief a laurel wreath counterchanged.
Alis of Tuscon bears: Quarterly azure and argent, a windmill gules, vanes throughout and set saltirewise Or.
Marcos de Valencia bears: Or, three windmills purpure.
A wing may be used as a single charge; this usage dates from c.1295, in the English arms of Peek [ANA2 556]. Both dexter wings and sinister wings are found in period armory. The mundane default has varied between countries and times; the Society default is the dexter wing.
. Wings are also found in pairs, with a dexter and a sinister wing, frequently conjoined. (The difference is subtly blazoned: two separate, dexter wings would be blazoned “two wings”, while a dexter wing and a sinister wing would be “a pair of wings”.) This usage dates from c.1285, in the arms of Derneford [ANA2 555].
A pair of wings may be conjoined: this was considered artist’s license, as the same arms could be drawn either with the wings conjoined or separate. A pair of wings displayed and conjoined may also be blazoned a “vol”, the French term for the motif; this is seen in the arms of von Hohenfels, 1606 [Siebmacher 140]. If the conjoined wings are displayed with tips inverted, they are known as “wings conjoined in lure”, as in the arms of Jane Seymour, d.1537 [Woodcock & Robinson pl.19].
Finally, of Society-unique charges, we find the “set of seraph’s wings”: six wings conjoined, arranged as if attached to a seraph.
Bat’s wings are much less common in medieval armory than bird’s wings: Your Author knows but a single example, the badge of Daubeney, Earl of Bridgewater, d.1548 [HB 81]. For related charges, see lure.
The Baron of the Angels bears as a badge: A set of seraph’s wings Or.
The College of Cathanar bears: Vert, a sinister hawk’s wing argent and in canton a laurel wreath Or.
Matill of Windkeep bears: Purpure, three sinister wings argent.
Brioc Morcannuc bears: Azure, a vol Or.
Herman Mandel bears: Barry and per pale sable and Or, a wing terminating in a hand maintaining a sword all within a bordure gules.
Etienne Michel de Calais bears: Argent, in pale three pairs of bat-wings conjoined gules.
Gustavus von Goslar bears: Or, an eagle’s dexter wing terminating in an eagle’s head sinister facing sable, a chief rayonny gules.
Uther vom Schwartzwald bears: Sable, a winged chalice Or.
Denys Calais bears: Gules, a key Or winged argent.
Bronwyn Schutelisworth bears: Or, a weaver’s shuttle palewise vert winged sable.
There are special terms for some winged monsters. A haloed winged lion may be blazoned a “lion of St. Mark”; it is found in the civic arms of Venice, 1413 [Conz.Const. cciii]. (St. Mark was the patron saint of the city.) A haloed winged ox may be blazoned an “ox of St. Luke”; it is found in the arms of Caravello, 1413 [Conz.Const. cliii]. Both evangelists’ monsters are frequently shown maintaining a book, that being their attribute, but such cases are nonetheless explicitly blazoned.Rampant winged monsters may be blazoned “segreant”, since that term may be applied to any monster “half-bird, half-beast”; in that case, the posture of the wings is defined by the term. Winged monsters statant or couchant do not need their wings’ posture blazoned, either: the wings will be addorsed by default, that being their most distinguishable posture. The term “volant”, however, is ill-defined for non-birds, and should not be used for winged monsters; instead, the posture of the body should be blazoned in a standard way, with the wings’ position made explicit (e.g., a “winged lion courant, wings elevated and addorsed”).
The illustrations show a lion of St. Mark statant guardant; a winged stag segreant; a bat-winged boar courant, wings elevated and addorsed; and a winged dolphin, wings addorsed. For specific entries, see humanoid monster (angel), pegasus, pithon. See also winged charges.
Jon de Cles bears: Gules, a winged camel trippant argent.
Jean Pierre de Sabre bears: Or, a winged fish volant sable.
Harold von Auerbach bears: Vert, a bat-winged boar salient argent.
Hastini Chandra bears: Or, an Indian elephant passant gules, winged sable.
Jamie MacRae bears: Purpure, a winged stag rampant to sinister argent.
Niall Kilkierny bears: Vert, a winged sea-lion rampant Or.
A “wolf ululant” has its head raised, howling or baying. The term is unique to Society heraldry; the motif is considered a step from period practice. For related charges, see dog, fox, hyena, werewolf.
The Prince of Oertha bears: Azure, a wolf sejant, head erect, in chief two compass stars and on a base argent a laurel wreath azure.
Conall Mac Earnáin bears: Argent, three wolves rampant sable.
Philip Dyemoke bears: Potent, a wolf rampant sable.