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Bermudan Symbols

  • Bird: White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)
  • Coat of Arms:

    bermuda coat of arms
    The coat of arms of Bermuda depicts a red lion holding a shield that has a depiction of a wrecked ship upon it. The red lion is a symbol of England and alludes to Bermuda's relationship with that country.

    The wrecked ship is the Sea Venture, the flagship of the Virginia Company. The ship was deliberately driven on to the reefs of Bermuda, by Admiral Sir George Somers, in 1609, to prevent it from foundering in a storm. All aboard survived, resulting in the settlement of the Island

  • Flag of Bermuda
  • Flower: Bermudiana (unofficial)
  • Motto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" "Whither the Fates Carry (Us)"
  • Tree: Bermuda Cedar (Juniperus Bermudiana)

Bermuda Photographs

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.