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The Four Horsemen


Registration number 20141227B


This certifies that the heraldic arms of The Four Horsemen are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Sable four horses' heads Argent crined Or conjoined in cross at the neck.
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a goat’s head Sable attired and tufted Gold.
Mantling: Sable doubled Argent
Motto: Demon est Deus Inversvs (Demon is God Inverted)
Cvrsvm Perficio (Watermark)


Rationale

The Four Horsemen are a secret Thelemic society of students and alumni of the University of Victoria's law faculty. The society is known informally as, 'The Four', and members are known as, 'Horsemen'.

The origin of the society's name dates from the original membership of four. One does not simply join the Four Horsemen: a 'potential' candidate does not know he is proposed until he has been accepted. At his initiation a new recruit is briefed on the Society's history and traditions, and swears a vow of loyalty and secrecy.

The shield is emblematic of the four horsemen of the Book of Revelation, for whom the society are named. It and the mantling are in the livery of the society (i.e. black and silver).

The crest is that of William Butler Yeats, and the motto above it was Yeats' 'Golden Dawn' motto. The Four claim a special affinity with Yeats and his poetry.

The motto below the shield has been that used by the Four since their origins.

Note

Assumed 7 June 2013.

Registered by

Kit Glasgow

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Original, CA, F

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