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David Michael Cvet

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Michael Ley Peterson Cvet and Curtis Drew Peterson Cvet
October 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 402

Arms of David Michael Cvet

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Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Argent and Sable an eagle displayed Azure beaked and membered Gules charged on the breast with a rose Argent and wearing a coronet of pearls Gules;

Crest

A demi catamount Azure holding in its dexter paw a sword Argent and resting its sinister paw upon a closed book Gules;

Motto

PRUDENTIA • AUDATIA • CELERITAS • FORTITUDO;


Symbolism

Arms

The light and dark quartering reflects the colourings of Mr. Cvet’s family members: blondes with fair skins and dark-haired people with olive complexions. The eagle wearing a baronial coronet was chosen by Mr. Cvet to represent his mother’s ancestral Horvat heritage in Austro-Hungary. The rose represents the name “Cvet” meaning rose-like/hawthorn-type flower from Slovenia.

Crest

The catamount is inspired by the emblem used by the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, a school established by Mr. Cvet. It holds a sword as a reference to medieval martial arts.

Motto

This means “Prudence, daring, swiftness, strength”, and is based on Mr. Cvet’s interest in medieval martial arts. It is taken from a manuscript written in 1410 by an Italian master by the name of Fiore dei Liberi. He describes the attributes of a good fighter which are encapsulated in the motto: prudence: knowing when to attack and to defend; daring: not turning away from a challenge; swiftness: speed for offensive and defensive actions; and strength: maintaining one’s strength and equilibrium at all times.