Coat of arms of Grenada

The official coat of arms of Grenada is a shield divided into four parts by a golden cross. In the centre of this cross is the Santa Maria, Columbus' flagship.[1] A lion passant guardant on a red field is shown in the upper left and lower right sections of the shield, with a golden crescent moon out of which a lily grows in the upper right and lower left sections. Above the shield there is a golden helmet, topped with a garland of bougainvillea branches. Within the garland are seven red roses, which stand for the seven communities of Grenada. Holding the shield on the dexter side is an armadillo which stands before a corn stalk; on the sinister side is a Grenada dove, which stands before a banana plant. The base represents Mount St. Catherine with the Grand Etang Lake at the centre. A ribbon displays the national motto: "Ever conscious of God we aspire, build and advance as one people."

Coat of arms of Grenada
Coat of arms of Grenada.svg
ArmigerElizabeth II in Right of Grenada
Adopted1974
CrestOn a golden helmet affronty, lambrequined Gules, seven red roses surrounded with a garland of Bougainvillea-flowers.
TorseArgent and Gules
BlazonQuarterly, a cross Or, 1&4: Gules, a lion passant guardant Or, 2&3: Vert, a crescent and a lily Or; and in nombril point a picture of the Santa Maria.
SupportersAn armadillo on the dexter, supporting a stalk of maize, and a pigeon on the sinister, supporting a banana tree, all proper
CompartmentMount St. Catherine and Grand Etang Lake, all proper
MottoEver Conscious of God, We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People

The coat of arms was adopted by the island nation in 1974 following independence.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coat of Arms". Government of Grenada. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-07-12.

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