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 Háromhuta [¤]
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(Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County)

For the design of Háromhuta’s coat of arms the starting point was the name of the settlement, as it provided the opportunity for the village to have special canting arms (tessera loquens). Canting arms are the pictorial equivalents of a settlement’s name; therefore they are valued high in heraldry. The three old glass-smelting hearths, which made it possible for the settlement to become a village, are symbolised by the alchemistic sign of glass, the hallmark of glassware makers as an ancient symbol up to the present day. The crest with the antlers and the oak leaves symbolises the settlement’s geographical location and wildlife, as well as the once renowned and much favoured royal hunting grounds. The tinctures green and gold represent the wooded area around the village, whereas the colours red and blue evoke the early history of the settlement by referring to Ferenc Rákóczi II who, as the owner of Regéc Castle, had the glass-smelting hearths created.

In the arms designs the tinctures were applied according to the rules of heraldry. As is the case in every culture, in heraldry tinctures are also related to the cosmic world. Thus the symbolic meaning of the tinctures that appear on shield is the following:


Or (gold; the Sun): intellect, sense, authority, faith, morality, virtue;

Argent (silver; the Moon): wisdom, purity, innocence, chastity.


Gules (red; Mars): patriotism, self-sacrifice, the will to act, generosity;

Azure (blue, Jupiter): consistency of principle, perseverance, trust, resistance;

Vert (green, Venus): freedom, love, happiness, hope, beauty, health.