Fakse

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FAKSE

Region : Sjælland
Amt (until 2007) : Storstrøm (until 1970 Præstø)
Additions : 1970 Alslev, Hylleholt, Karise, Roholte, Spjellerup-Smerup, Vemmetofte; 2007 Haslev (1966 Bråby, Haslev-Freerslev, Teestrup, Terslev, Øde Førslev), Rønnede (1970 Kongsted, Sønder Dalby-Tureby, Ulse, Vester Egede, Øster Egede)

Arms (crest) of Fakse

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 13, 2006.

The name Faxe is derived from the old word 'mane' and thus both the old arms below, as well as the new arms show a horse head. The two horses and the colours refer to the two horses in the Nordic mythology, Rimfaxe, the horse of day (silver) and Skinfaxe, the horse of the night (black). The waves refer to the sea and coastline of the municipality.

The previous arms only showed a horse head with the manes blowing in the wind. These arms were registered in 1975.

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Arms of Fakse

The arms on a border sign
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Literature: Achen, 1982