There is a very good write up that discusses the myths of the myths, meaning and history of the Croatian Coat of Arms. I like the story about the King of Croatia beating the Venetian prince at a game of chess to maintain Croatia's freedom. Myth or not, that may be one worth spreading ;-)
It actually turns out that this write up is part of an overall book by C. Michael McAdams called "Croatia: Myth and Reality" You can read it online or support Croatian Social by buying the book through our affiliate link below. Enjoy.