Panther

Panther
Panther
Horned Panther

The heraldic Panther is always shown "incensed", having flames flying from its ears and mouth. The creature is desribed as beautiful and kind and that when it awakes from sleep "a lofty sweet singing comes from his mouth and ... a delightful stream of sweet smelling breath" that all the other beasts follow, except for the dragon who fears it and flees. Sometimes this beast is shown as an ordinary panther-type animal, on other occasion (particularly in German heraldry) as a creature with 4 horns, cows ears, and a long fiery red tongue. This beast was a badge of Henry IV and Henry VI.

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