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From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: "The meaning or origin of the figure in the arms
is not quite clear. The arms were granted in 1548 by Emperor Charles V.
In the original description the figure is described as a siren. There is
no explanation. The village became a town in 1438 (...). The town was a
part of the State of Freising, which used completely different arms. Ever
since 1548 the arms have been used, although the clothing of the siren
has sometimes changed (or was removed completely)."
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 11 Apr 2002
The CoA of the municipality of Dunajov,
in Cadca district, Slovakia, has exactly the same maiden, named "Meluzína";
website I found "The Myth of Melusina", copied to the Dunajov page.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Dec 2003
Before 1984 a flag of green-white was in unofficial use. It is unclear
since when this had been used and where the colours had been derived from.
Marcus Schmöger, 2 Apr 2001