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by Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003
the blazon of Thule/Qaanaaq (in NW Greenland) would be either:
Azure, a Narwhale rampant, in honour point a four-pointed Star
Argent. or: Azure, a Narwhale hauriant, in honour point a
four-pointed Star Argent.
Ole Andersen, 3 September 1999
According to discussions in rec.heraldry, narwhales are fish,
when talking heraldry. The lack of hindlegs prevent them from
being rampant and such, so it is hauriant.
Ole Andersen, 2 January 2000
Qaanaaq (officially Qaanaaq Kommunea) is the only municipality
in North Greenland (in Inuit "Avanersuaq"). I draw the
image by copying the seal that I found at <http://www.qaanaaq.gl>. It
represents a white narwhale with a white four-pointed star in a
blue field. If you want to have information and see pictures of
Qaanaaq area, you can find it at <www.turistqaanaaq.gl>.
Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003