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Subject: The four family crests rss

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Michael Ward
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I was curious what families were being represented by the crests/shields on the cards. I'm pretty sure the green cards with the snake swallowing a man are the Visconti. And I think the yellow cards with the six red balls are the Medici. But I'm not at all sure about the blue cards with the crowned white eagle or the red cards with the crowned white griffin. I assume, respectively, Polish/Germanic and British families.

Does anyone know for sure the family names for all four factions?
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The griffin is the House of Este:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Este

The lion rampant is a symbol of the elector Bohemia and is incorporated into the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armorial_of_the_Holy_Roman_Empi...
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Michael Ward wrote:
I was curious what families were being represented by the crests/shields on the cards. I'm pretty sure the green cards with the snake swallowing a man are the Visconti. And I think the yellow cards with the six red balls are the Medici. But I'm not at all sure about the blue cards with the crowned white eagle or the red cards with the crowned white griffin. I assume, respectively, Polish/Germanic and British families.

Does anyone know for sure the family names for all four factions?


The red background with the crowned white griffin is, quite rightly, a characteristic part of almost all the coats of arms of the various branches of the house of Gonzaga:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armorial_de_la_maison_Gonzague
From the link you can see also the connection with Bohemia lion noted by John: in 1394, emperor Venceslaus I allowed the house of Gonzaga to have this lion in its coat of arms.

As in the game, some Gonzaga branches gained great power over Europe by alliances and weddings, marrying into the family of the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maison_Gonzague


And, yes, the other crests are characteristic parts of (or inspired by) the coats of arms of the houses that you mentioned:

blue player = Este
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Este

green player = Visconti
http://quottaego.blogspot.com/2009/03/simboli-di-milano-il-b...

yellow player = Medici
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_souverains_de_Toscane
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So I guess my Griffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin theory is wrong. Shoot.
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