and Other National Symbols
While versions of Reultan's Coat of Arms have been in use since 1810, it was not officially adopted until the new constitution of 1919. It was last modified in 1976 when the Nordic thunder-cross was added to the escutcheon.
Mammal: Reultanian Grey Wolf
Bird: White-tailed Eagle
Insect: Honey Bee
Marine: Atlantic Salmon
Colours: Dark Blue, White, Silver
The escutcheon (shield) contains several different symbols. A large square Celtic knot represents the majority Goidelic Celts who inhabit the country. The Nordic minority in the northwest is represented by a smaller thunder-cross at the escutcheon's top left.
Supporters: The coat of arms is supported by two wolves rampant, which means they are standing up on two hind legs and looking forward. They are depicted as each others' mirror image on either side of the escutcheon. The wolf is Reultan's national mammal symbol and is also depicted on the national flag.
Compartment, Motto, and Order : The compartment is a heraldic representation of water, meant to symbolize that the country is a group of islands. A grey and red scroll with the national motto "Buaidh no Bas" (Victory or Death) runs across the water. The phrase was the most popular rallying cry of the Reultanian Revolution. "1318", the year Reultan first unified, is found at the bottom of the scroll. Two crossed golden axes are an order, appearing above the scroll, overlaying part of the water and escutcheon. The axes represent the citizens and soldiers who fought the Reultanian Revolution together.