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controversy. We all know as a fact that this is the Flood
Crest. Its sold in every Irish shop across the globe!
a chevron Argent [silver] between three wolves' heads erased
of the second, langued Gules [red].
A wolf's head, proper
Floods? After reading most of the research I believe that this
is the English-Welsh Flood-Floyd-Fludd heraldry.
There are 2
others that I have found
three daggers sable
[black] pointing outwards, a sun
or [gold] in middle chief, two mullets or in base
heart gules [red], surmounted by a coronet or [gold]
surrounded on either side by an eagle's wing proper.
These Irish (Gaelic) arms are to be found in
"Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland" by Murphy and McCarthy c1904, Plate 22, No. 298.
I happen to have this volume, found it on the web
in a shop in Australia. It has many Irish family arms, if I
can help anyone out, just send an
In fact, one of
the curious is that it has a separate Arms for the family Tully,
which is supposed to be just a derivation of Flood!
Murphy & McCarthy Plate 20,
For a great discussion on
Flood heraldry, see
Then there is a third. I have
this crest framed, I think that my father had it researched.
There is a description on the back, but not the name of the
Vert, a swords fesseways
the point to the sinister side, proper, between the sun in its
splendor in chief, and two mullets in base, or.
Between two wings or,
a griffin's head vert
This third is very close to
the second - there's only 1 sword (dagger?), and its a griffin, not a
If anyone has any ideas as to
which the correct heraldry for the Irish-Gaelic Floods please drop
me a line
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