Thyrsus (Accepted)

Thyrsus (Accepted)

A thyrsus is a staff entwined with leafy vines, and topped with a pine cone; in classical Greek art, it was the token of the god Dionysos.  No examples of its use have been found in period armory.  In Society armory, the thyrsus is palewise by default; its “proper” tincture is brown, with green vines.  See also caduceus.

Kathern Thomas Gyelle Spence bears:  Sable, a unicorn’s head erased and on a gore argent a thyrsus bendwise proper.

Daria Fuentes bears:  Ermine, a thyrsus proper.

Malyna Perceval bears:  Vert, a thyrsus Or between flaunches argent.

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