The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne "Shield Register" Heraldry of Antiquity - Shield Iconography , had a Personal, Family and Tribal Klan significance. Archaeological evidence from ancient pottery, numismatic's and sculptural reliefs, indicates the prolific nature of "Heraldric Shield Devices". The Shield Devices in our register are faithfully reconstructed based on this research, rather than artistic license.
PARABLEMATA - PARA-BLHMATA (Screen Cover) - Shield Apron.
East Greek (Asia-Minor) Innovation ca.610 BCE.
Made of Leather or other woven textile, Fashionable Iconography of the time and provided
protection to the lower legs from Sling Bullets, Arrow and Javelin during combat.
COCK SHIELD DEVICE of IDOMENEUS
PARTHENOPAIOS ParqenopaioV - "Seemingly Virginal" (Parthenopaeus), one of the Seven Protagonist's against Thebes, is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BCE. A Native of Arcadia, described as young & outstandingly good-looking, but at the same time arrogant, ruthless & over-confident. Son of Atalanta, He was killed by Periclymenus by heaving a load of stones on his head at the Electran Gate. Upon his shield he weilded the Flesh Eating Sphinx. Nowhere else, for example, would the figure of the Sphinx be such a threatening insult to the Citizens of Thebes.
POLIS of PLATAEA
ORNITHOMANCY , (Ancient Greek - Oiwnixomai, "Take Omens from the flight and cries of birds". ORNIS - "BIRD" & MANTEIA "DIVINATION", In Ancient Greek Mythology, CORONIS, Daughter of Philegyas King of the Lapiths, was one of Apollo's Lovers & Mother of Asclepius. When Coronis was pregnant, Apollo had appointed a WHITE RAVEN to guard her before leaving. The Raven after learning the affair of Coronis with Ischys, reported it to Apollo. Apollo killed the couple and in anger, turned the Raven Black by scorching it as a punishment for failing it's duty. This is why the Ravens are Black and Coronis (KorwniV) was thus named.
The DAEDALA ( Greek daidala ) was a festival of Reconciliation that was held every few years in Honour of HERA at Plataea, in Boeotia. Being one of the Major Cults of the city. In the Lesser DAEDAL (Greek - Daidala Mikra ) the people of Plataea went to an Ancient Oak Grove and exposed pieces of cooked meet to RAVENS. After taking a piece of meat, it would settle. Out of this tree they would carve an image, and having it dressed as a bride, according to the ritual, is paraded in a cart in an act of Deceit toward Hera by Zeus . Celebrated in Plataea where Love conquers over infidelity . This simply, is to give context to one of the Plataean Shield Device's / Iconography as our reconstruction.