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 Hímesháza
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(Baranya County)

The formation and appearance of the coat-of-arms of Hímesháza developed from the combination of two earlier coat-of-arms. These two coat-of-arms were donated to the settlement by Franz Wilhelm Nesselrode (1703-1732) and Georg von Klimo (1751-1777), bishops from Vienna.

The main motif comes from the so-called inescutheon of the coat-of-arms dated earlier, while the shape was taken from the later coat-of-arms.

The new coat-of-arms bears a slightly round-sided pointed triangular heater, the field azure pierced flenchwise argent stretching from the up dexter corner from the two third of the down sinister field with a red arrow pointed upward.

In the lower third of the more illustrious dexter field azure a fess or, above the heater on a helm or a coronet or and two displayed wings azure are borne. (At the naming of the parts of the coat-of-arms the main motif heater dominates, from the point of view of the person holding it.)

The colour azure stands for the way of infinity, quietness and wisdom. The bend argent is the symbol of death and rebirth, quietude, the source of spiritual energy. The arrow gules shows life and immortality. Its shape stands for the difference between heaven and earth, the symbol of divine power showing the way to prosperity. The colour or in the dexter field azure strengthen this as the sign of divine power and immortality. The shape, interpreted as the reminder of a kind of bridge, means the way between earth and heaven, the crossing from earth to heaven, from earthly life to immortality.

The helm above the coat-of-arms, beyond the traditional representation of the coat-of-arms, refers to Hímesháza in the 18th-19th century as a military centre of the district. The surrounding villages were obliged to give military rations: hay, oats or money to the quartered soldiers. The gules in the visor of the helm is the reminder of blood, war and earthly power.

The coronet or, which issuing from the foregoing symbolises with its colour, shape and place as well: outer and inner power, ecclesiastical blessing, divine gift and the fulfilment of heavenly power.

The displayed wings azure rising behind the coronet represent constant motion, victory and freedom as well as the lightness and ascension of the soul.