FAQ > Queen - General

Who designed the Queen crest and what does it mean?

Submitted by: YourValentine

Freddie Mercury designed the crest. It shows the Q for Queen with a crown, two lions , a crab and two fairies representing the zodiac signs of the band members leo (Roger and John), cancer (Brian) and virgo (Freddie). On top of the Q you have the Phoenix, the  bird of classical Greek mythology, who rose from the ashes symbolizing immortality, resurrection and life after death.

The phoenix was chosen as the symbol for the Mercury Phoenix Trust founded by the remaining Queen members after Freddie's death