This was the coat of arms for the Gwyneed County Council from 1974 through 1996. On the left is The Red or Welsh Dragon. Y Ddraig Goch has been Wale’s symbol since 829 AD. On the right is the Sea Dragon. This represents the importance of the sea to the region. On top is the golden eagle from the arms of Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd, the Prince and King of Gwyneed during the 12th century. The bottom banner means, “The Strength of Gwyneed.” This heraldic design is located on the headquarters of the Gwyneed Council, the governing body for this region in northwest Wales.