National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Ároktő
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Ároktő

(Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County)

Heraldic description: pointed triangular heater erect in field azure party per fess by a bar wavy. Above a dove argent armed or couped, displayed, rampant on two scythe blades or crossed.

Below the coat-of-arms on a triple sectioned, swallow-tailed concave scroll or the motto Ároktő is borne in majuscules sable. The settlement’s name is preceded and followed by an ornamental dot.

The scythe blades symbolise the cultivation of corn, their colour or symbolises the wheat ripened for harvesting. The dove is the popular symbol of Calvinist and Catholic ecclesiastical art, thus representing the inhabitants of the two typical religions and also refers to the Holy Spirit. Besides, dove is a heraldic animal simbolising several virtues: humbleness, love, moderation and agreement. It is also kept in evidence as a fertility symbol because it gives birth to a lot of youngs.

The metals and tinctures of the settlement’s coat of arms are used in accordance with the general rules of heraldry.

In heraldry the tinctures (colours) of the shield can also be related to the cosmic world. According to this rule they can be interpreted as follows:

Metals:

Or (Sun): sense, wit, faith, authority, superiority, chastity and virtue.

Argent (moon): wisdom, honesty, innocence, purity and prudency.

Colours:

Azure (Jupiter): consistency, perseverance, stamina and trust.