National and historical symbols of Hungary

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The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Homokmégy [¤]
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Homokmégy

(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

The coat-of-arms is a shield erect with a rounded base. In the field azure on a mound vert two storks proper, respecting, holding in their beaks a snake or ondoyant in pale. In the field azure six houses are borne( three in the chief, two on the dexter and sinister sides (by the storks) respectively, and one (in pale) in the base.

The green mound is the symbol of "Halomi högy", the highest point of the region called Kalocsai Sárköz. The first written mention of the village is also related to the mound because, according to a document, in 1061 King Béla I bestowed the estate around the mound, together with the royal manor built on it, on the abbey of Szekszárd. It was also here that the bone plate with runic writing, the so far only scripted relic with relation to the conquering Magyars, was found in 1936.

The two storks and the snake coiling in their beaks symbolise the fauna of Őrjeg and the wildlife of the flood area of the River Danube winding between the dwelling places - in other words, the natural environment of the village. Furthermore, the two storks, since they have been taken over from the coat-of-arms of the town of Kalocsa, also refer to the fact that Homokmégy shared 700 years of history with Kalocsa, and that the villagers regard themselves as people originating from that town.

The six houses scattered all over the shield symbolise the structure of the settlement, for out of the southern dwelling places around Kalocsa, six can be found within Homokmégy's administrative boundaries, namely Homokmégy, Alsómégy, Hillye, Halom, Kiskecskemégy and Mácsai szállás (meaning dwelling).