Symbol name: Red Cross Pommele Represents: Michael the Archangel Symbol History: This symbol is taken from the shield of Michael the Archangel. The meaning of this symbol is lost, but it is a traditional symbol bearing a red cross pommele on a silver field. Sometimes the red cross is shown with trefoiled ends. Michael is know as the leader of all the angels in heaven. He is mentioned repeatedly in Daniel, and described as "the one who standeth for the children of thy people." Dn 12:1. In Apocalypse 12:7, it is stated "there was a great battle in heaven, and Michael and his angels fought with the dragon."