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About Escudo de Sinaloa
The coat of arms of Sinaloa created by painter and scholar of heraldry Rolando Arjona Amabilis Yucatan in 1958 has an oval shape, which is actually a stylization of the pitahaya fruit of a cactus that grows in semi-desert areas of Mexico and gives its name to the state. Therefore, the shield recalls bordura color of the fruit, and the bordure are some points that are starry memories of the thorns of the cactus flower. The footprints represent the pilgrimage of tribals who passed through the territory of the state. The number 1831 is the year that stands as federal entity in Mexico.
The shield is divided into four quarters, representing the four emblematic of Sinaloa populations. The upper left quarter represents Culiacan, the state capital. Against a background of brown on the bottom left, shows a mountain whose tip is bent as Mesoamerican iconography. This is the Nahua glyph Culiacan. To the right of this mountain, a blue hand holding a snake the same color decorated with seven stars. Together, they are a representation of Huitzilopochtli, the tutelary deity of the Mexica. The snake with seven stars is the Xiuhcoatl, or serpent fire (lightning), which is the weapon of war Sinister Hummingbird. According Strip Pilgrimage, Mexica lived near a place called Colhuacan, and in some interpretations of the myth Colhuacan identified with the city of Culiacan.
The upper right quarter represents the population of El Fuerte. Against a background of red, it represents a tower and a wall. After the top of the tower, there is a white cloud. After the battlements of the wall looks a yellow bar that floats on a crescent with the points down. Under the tower, three broken arrows. The set represents several things. On the one hand, is a tribute to the founder of the city of El Fuerte, the Marquis de Montesclaros. The yellow bar and a red crescent were part of the coat of arms of this character. The broken arrows represent the bravery of the Indians of the region. The wall reminds defenders of the population before the pacification of the Indians.
The bottom left evokes a legend related to the founding of Rosario. Against a background of gold, there is a flame orange. On the right side of the barracks hang the rosary beads, finished in a silver cross that is both an anchor. The gold background, the rosary and the flame represent the legend of the founding of Rosario. According to this narrative, a carrier was on the road when he lost one of the mules of his herd. As night fell could not find her and decided to stay overnight near the place where the lost. Caught fire but fell asleep. The next day, when he wanted to do his prayers, he realized that he had lost the rosary around her neck. I looked, and when he removed the campfire tinder, saw his rosary had melted. He pointed out where the puck was molten metal with a machete. In the end, this was the site where it was discovered a vein of silver that allowed the establishment of Rosario.
In the same quarter previous to the left of the rosary, it represents a broken shackle, from which a drop of blood on a white plate lined with green. The flame and the broken shackle represent the first victories of the insurgents in the War of Independence. The falling drop of blood is broken shackle of heroes falling on the white road of freedom and green for hope. What accounts for this set is the birth of the Mexican nation.
The bottom right section represents Mazatlan which in Nahuatl means “place of deer” and why has the meaning given the profile head of a deer indigenous inspired by a drawing and the two islands are found in this place and are known called “two brothers” refers to the port anchor and a tribute to the sailors who discovered and named him “San Juan Bautista de Mazatlan” in the sixteenth century.
The eagle is shown to shield remembrance Used Sinaloa and Sonora formed between 1821 and 1831 “State of the West”.
It is said that the origin of the coat of Sinaloa was the governor Gabriel Leyva visiting Mexico City for official purposes in the now defunct hospendandose Hotel del Prado sees a wall map of Mexico with a gallery of Coats of U.S. states to walk, work of David Alfaro Siqueiros and was surprised that the mural has represented Sinaloa with the image of a mermaid and returning to Culiacan calls for a competition to design the shield was won Rolando Arjona with your current design is.