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  • Dextra......Dexter

    A while back, someone wanted to know about the meaning of the direction of an eagle and the direction it was facing.
    After some research: an eagle facing to its right is considered a peaceful eagle because it carries the olive branches in its right talon. The eagle (sinister) is facing left, which is the side of the talon carrying the arrows.
    This is applied to hearaldry which is why the eagle on our emblems are facing in the directions they are.
    Latin meanings are different.
    Our founding Fathers used the symbols that they were around in the homelands.
    Hope this answers any questions concerning the placement of the eagle on emblems.

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    Re: Dextra......Dexter

    Hi Brent.Didn,t know that.Makes sense,you always shake hands with your right hand.This shows trust.The right hand is the sword hand.
    Bruce

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