Clan MacLeod of MacLeod Crest Badge Scottish Heritage Wall Plaque
Amazingly detailed rendition of the Clan MacLeod Clansman's Crest Badge as a decorative wall plaque. Measures 11" X 14" Wood Finish Resin.
Belt has the Ancient Motto of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod of MacLeod - Hold Fast
Within the belt is the crest of the Clan MacLeod Chiefs, A Bull between two Flags. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
The Clansman's Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan MacLeod Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan.
The perfect gift for any descendant of the Clan MacLeod.
"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu" - Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The clan Leod or MacLeod is one of the most considerable clans of the Western Isles, and is divided into two branches independent of each other, the Macleods of Harris and the Macleods of Lewis.
To the progenitors of this clan, a Norwegian origin has commonly been assigned. They are also supposed to be of the same stock as the Campbells, according to a family history referred to by Mr Skene, which dates no farther back than the early part of the 16th century.
The genealogy claimed for them asserts that the ancestor of the chiefs of the clan, and he who have it its clan name, was Loyd or Leod, eldest son of King Olave the Black, brother of Magnus, the last king of Man and the Isles. This Leod is said to have had two sons: Tormod, prgenitor of the Macleods of Harris, hence called the Siol Tormod, or race of Tormod; and Torquil, of those of Lewis, called the Siol Torquil, or race of Torquil. Although, however, Mr Skene and others are of opinion that there is no authority whatever for such a descent, and "The Chronicle of Man" gives no countenance to it, we think the probabilities are in its favour, from the manifestly Norwegian names borne by the founders of the clan, namely, Tormod or Gorman and Torquil, and from their position in the Isles, from the very commencement of their known history. The clan itself, there can be no doubt, are mainly the descendants of the ancient Celtic inhabitants of the western isles.