Keegan Coat of Arms (Sept 3: Keegan)
White (Argent) Lion, Rampant
White (Argent) Crescent Moon
Gold (Or) Crown
Red (Gules) shield
The lion is a common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolises bravery, valour, strength, and royalty, since traditionally, it is regarded as the king of beasts.
The crescent moon suggests the person awarded these arms was his father’s second son.
This shield has classic "tincture" (colouring) - background is a "colour" (they can be either blue, red,purple, black or green) and the devices (ie the lion, crown and moon) are all "metals" (either gold or silver/white).
The colour meanings are:
Or (yellow or gold): Generosity and elevation of the mind
Argent (white or silver): Peace and sincerity
Gules (Red): Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
Egan Coat of Arms (Sept 1 Egan)
The snake refers to Gael Glas, ancestor of the clan who was bitten by a snake as a child and so set out for Ireland, a country where there were no snakes
MacDonald of Sleat crest (Sept 4. McKeighan of the Islands)
For more information on the relationship between McKeighan and MacDonald see the MacDonald page.
This candleabra is a relic which is kept at Redwood Castle. It has become something of a crest for the clan.