(Isle of Man National Flag)
Why the three leg (Tree Cassyn) symbol was adopted by the Isle of Man is
unknown, but its existence can be traced as far back as the thirteenth century.
It was first used as the coat of armours or armorial bearings by island kings from Norway.
By the fourteenth century the symbol was to be found on the Manx Sword
of State and by the Seventeenth century it was to be seen on the coinage
of the Isle of Man.
A red flag with a 'trinacria' emblem in the centre. The three leg
(Trie Cassyn) symbol has many potential origins. It
symbolises the Sun, a seat of power and life. The symbol is closely
related to the Sicilian legs (naked legs with the head of Medusa in
the centre) representing the island of Sicily. Also there is the
Norse connection where the three legs (Trie Cassyn) symbol
can be found on tenth century Norse coins.
"Quoconque jeceris stabit" translating literally as "Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand."
(Isle of Man Parliament Flag)
The official flag of the Manx Parliament Tynwald. Normally flown on Manx
National Day (Tynwald Day). The idea for the flag came from the ancient
arms of the Lords of Mann, which depicted a ship with sails furled (This
emblem had also been used on notes and coins.). In 1971, the flag was
adopted by the Tynwald Arrangements Committee to represent the parliament
and its Viking past.
(Isle of Man Ship Flag)
May be flown by ships registered in the Isle of Man when the owners are Isle
of Man residents.
Customs and Excise
(Isle of Man Customs Flag)
Lieutenant Governor's Flag
Flown by a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, High Commissioner or other
officer administering a government. The Isle of Man has a Lieutenant
Governor, who is selected by the Lord of Man (Queen Elizabeth II) to
represent her on the island.
(Isle of Man Police Flag)
The flag flown by the police force of the Isle of Man, known as the
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