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Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Council's representative.
Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Council's representative.
While the Pets.com puppet mascot was enormously popular, spawning its own merchandise, its popularity didn't boost sales.
While the Pets.com puppet mascot was enormously popular, spawning its own merchandise, its popularity didn't boost sales.
A tired mascot taking a break. It is traditional to avoid showing the unmasked faces of performers.
A tired mascot taking a break. It is traditional to avoid showing the unmasked faces of performers.
Side view of "Fatso the Fat-Ass Wombat" The unofficial mascot for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, on a pole outside Telstra Stadium.
"Clutch the Bear," the mascot for the NBA's Houston Rockets, with fans.
"Clutch the Bear," the mascot for the NBA's Houston Rockets, with fans.

A mascot – originally a term for any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck – now includes anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or corporation. Mascots are also used as fictional spokespeople for consumer products, such as the rabbit used in advertising and marketing for the General Mills Trix brand of breakfast cereal. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (673 × 893 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission see below File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (673 × 893 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission see below File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Nickname: Flower City Location in the Region of Peel, in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country  Canada Province  Ontario Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Government  - Mayor Susan Fennell  - Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members)  - MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi  - MPPs... The Brampton Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable organization, which was formed to promote and develop the arts in the city. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mascot Pets. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mascot Pets. ... Pets. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mascot_with_mobile. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mascot_with_mobile. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat was an unofficial mascot of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics created and promoted by sports/comedy television program The Dream which covered the event. ... This page is for Telstra Stadium, Sydney. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “Good luck” redirects here. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... In professional sports, athletes receive payment for their performance, as opposed to amateur sports and college sports where they do not. ... Corporate redirects here. ... The Trix Rabbit is a cartoon mascot for General Mills Trix (cereal), and appears on the packaging design, advertising, and other marketing materials for this breakfast cereal. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Look up marketing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... Trix may mean: Trix, a breakfast cereal Trix, a model train company This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Mascots are prominent among university and other school sports teams, especially in the United States, where teams are often identified by their mascot. In many instances, the mascot corresponds with the team name. Teams often employ a performer to accompany them to games, wearing the mascot costume. Team merchandise typically bears the team logo and mascot. In some instances, the school itself may have a mascot, such as Rowdy the Roadrunner, the mascot of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Rowdy the Roadrunner is the endeared mascot of the University of Texas at San Antonio. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ...

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Etymology

The word mascot has been traced back to a dialectic use in Provence and Gascony, where it was used to describe anything which brought luck to a household. The suggestion that the word is derived from masqu (meaning masked or concealed), the Provincial French for a child born with a caul, in allusion to the lucky destiny of such children, is improbable. Coat of arms of Provence Provence (Provençal Occitan: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm) is a former Roman province and is now a region of southeastern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to the Italian border. ... Map of the historical and cultural area of Gascony. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


The word was first popularized in 1880, when French composer Edmond Audran wrote a popular comic operetta titled La Mascotte. However, it had been in use in France long before this, as French slang among gamblers, derived from the Occitan word masco, meaning witch (perhaps from Portuguese mascotto, meaning witchcraft), and also mascoto, meaning spell. Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Edmond Audran (11 April 1842 - 17 August 1901) was a French composer. ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... La Mascotte is the title of a comic operetta written by French composer Edmond Audran in 1880. ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Occitan, known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (Occitan: occitan, lenga dòc) is a Romance language spoken in Occitania (i. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ... The spell is a magical act intended to cause an effect on reality using supernatural means of liturgical or ritual nature. ...


Audran's operetta was so popular that it was translated into English as The Mascot, introducing into the English language a word for any animal, person, or object that brings good luck. The word with this definition was then incorporated into many other languages, although often in the French form mascotte.


Choices and indentities

Often the choice of mascot reflects a desired quality; a common example of this is the fighting spirit, in which a competitive nature is personified by warriors or predatory animals. Mascots may also symbolize a local or regional trait, such as the Dallas Cowboys, which refers to the Texan ranching tradition, or the Nebraska Cornhuskers, whose mascot is Herbie Husker (a man wearing overalls and a cowboy hat with corn husks coming out one pocket). In instances where the traditional mascot is specifically male, all-female athletic teams may adopt a variation of the mascot, such as the University of Wyoming Cowboys, whose female teams are called the Cowgirls. Personification- A kind of metaphore in which a non-human thing is talked about as if it were human. ... A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk eating a California Vole In ecology, predation describes a biological interaction where a predator species kills and eats other organisms, known as prey. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Herbie Husker is the oldest current mascot of the University of Nebraska-Lincolns sports teams. ... A cowboys hat, usually with a four to six-inch brim, acts as an umbrella in stormy weather, and a shade from the sun in hot weather. ... Husk (or hull) usually refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Medicine Bow mountain ranges. ...


Mascots are not exclusively anthropomorphized animals or personifications of human character traits. For example, Stanford University's sports teams are named after the color cardinal, and its mascot is The Tree. An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in Stanford, California. ... Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals. ... The Stanford Tree is the unofficial mascot of Stanford University. ...


In the United States, controversy surrounds some mascot choices, especially those of human likenesses. Mascots based on Native American tribes are particularly contentious, as many argue that they constitute offensive exploitations of an oppressed culture. However, such debates are not unique to Native American mascots: Alfred University, a school of approximately 2,000 students in Western New York has the Saxon as its mascot, represented as a charging knight in armor, and intended to symbolize strength and courage. Others protest that the Saxon represents male chauvinism. Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Alfred University (Alfred) is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in western New York State, USA, an hour south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. ... NY redirects here. ... For other uses, see Saxon (disambiguation). ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... The magnitude of physical strength, often referred to as just strength, determines the ability of a person or animal to exert force on physical objects using muscles. ... Bravery and Fortitude redirect here. ... Chauvinism is extreme and unreasoning partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs, especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred towards a rival group. ...


Famous mascots outside the U.S. include the Australian McHammerhead, the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League mascot; Razorback Jack, the West Sydney Razorbacks Basketball mascot; and Syd, the Sydney AFL Club Mascot.


Some teams have unofficial mascots that may be fans identified with the team. The New York Yankees, for example, have a hardcore fan known as Freddy Sez who is considered a mainstay at Yankee Stadium and unofficial mascot of the team. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Freddy Cocksucker Schuman, better known as Freddy Sez or Freddy Sez, is a New Yorker and supporter of the New York Yankees, known for his activities in promoting the team and encouraging fan participation. ...


Military mascots

Main article: Military mascot

Mascots are also popular in military units. For example, the United States Marine Corps uses the bald eagle as a formal emblem; the bulldog is also popularly associated with the U.S. Marines. Military mascot refers to a pet animal maintained by a military unit for ceremonial purposes or as an emblem of that unit. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) Bald Eagle range Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle or Washingtons Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), also known in North America as the American Eagle, is a bird of prey found in... An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Many regiments of the British Army have a live animal mascot which may appear on parades, including a ram for the 95th Derbyshire Regiment, an Irish Wolfhound for the Irish Guards, a Shetland pony for the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and a goat for the Royal Regiment of Wales. Other British military mascots include a pair of drummer horses, an antelope, and a ferret. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... United States Marines on parade. ... “Lamb” redirects here. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of dog (a sighthound) bred to hunt. ... This article deals with the current British Army regiment, for historical regiments, see Historical Irish Guards regiments. ... A Shetland pony with its heavy winter coat beginning to shed Shetland ponies are small horses, that are very strong for their size. ... Argyll, archaically Argyle (Airthir-Ghaidheal in Gaelic, translated as [the] East Gael, or [the] East Irish), sometimes called Argyllshire, is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Sutherland (Cataibh in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Highland Council, Scotland, a registration county, and a lieutenancy area. ... The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... For other uses of the term, see goat (disambiguation). ... The Royal Regiment of Wales is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... Gypsy Vanner mare with colt The Gypsy Vanner is a breed with its origin among the Irish Travellers, or gypsies, of the British Isles. ... Genera Aepyceros Alcelaphus Antidorcas Antilope Cephalophus Connochaetes Damaliscus Gazella Hippotragus Kobus Madoqua Neotragus Oreotragus Oryx Ourebia Pantholops Procapra Sylvicapra Taurotragus Tragelaphus and others Antelope are herbivorous mammals of the family Bovidae, often noted for their horns. ... Trinomial name Mustela putorius furo (Linnaeus, 1758) In general use, a ferret is a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). ...


See also

Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat was an unofficial mascot of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics created and promoted by sports/comedy television program The Dream which covered the event. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A list of Australian mascots: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of advertising characters. ... This is a list of national animals: // Main article: List of U.S. state amphibians Main article: List of U.S. state birds Main article: List of U.S. state butterflies Main article: List of U.S. state dinosaurs Main article: List of U.S. state fish Main article: List... This is a list of National Hockey League mascots // Main article: Al the Octopus Al the Octopus is the eight legged mascot the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This is an incomplete list of U.S. college mascots: Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Ace Purple - official mascot of the University of Evansville Purple... A video game mascot is usually a specific video game character that is a trademark of a video game company brand and is actively used to promote the company or its products, a symbol of the company, as a face or representative in promotional materials. ... The Mascot Hall of Fame is the creation of David Raymond, who was the original Phillie Phanatic from 1978 to 1993, and currently heads the Raymond Entertainment Group out of Newark, Delaware. ... Military mascot refers to a pet animal maintained by a military unit for ceremonial purposes or as an emblem of that unit. ... A national emblem symbolically represents a nation. ... Britannia arm-in-arm with Uncle Sam symbolizes the British-American alliance in World War I. Germania representing Germany, from 1848. ... Misha Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France the Olympic Games have a mascot, usually an animal native to the area or occasionally human figures representing the cultural heritage. ... A spokesperson (person could be replaced with the gender of the person), or spokesmodel is a person who speaks on behalf of others, but is understood not to be necessarily part of the others (e. ... A totem is any natural or supernatural object, being or animal which has personal symbolic meaning to an individual and to whose phenomena and energy one feels closely associated with during ones life. ...

External links

  • General mascot information
  • List of more than 500 sports mascots
  • Overview of mascot construction methods

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