Quoted from the book Champions of Design 2, written by jkr.

Jägermeister logo

Jägermeister logo meaningImage via gagfun.com

The Hubertus legend

Here’s the actual trademark story (via Jägermeister):

“Only a legendary stag’s head would suffice, one with a beaming cross between its antlers. The stag that appeared to a wild hunter and converted him to Christianity. The same hunter who would later become the patron saint of all hunters: Saint Hubertus.

“This stag remains today, as it always has been, the Jägermeister trademark. A symbol of the preservation of our quality and tradition.”

Jägermeister bottlePhoto by Neha Sharma


‘The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace’ -wiki

not many logos that I know of have background stories like this. I’ll bet there are a few more out there…

“As with many early saints, there is no evidence for Eustace’s existence, even as a martyr. Elements of his story have been re-attributed to other saints, notably the Belgian Saint Hubert.”

-wiki (in the article about St. Eustace)

Hahahaha! I love the history of the logo. And, yes, I have exclaimed after a night of partaking in the Jager shot, “Oh dear god.”

The Jägermeister logo is taken from the vision of Saint Hubertus. Jägermeister means “master hunter.”

On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert went hunting. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal turned and he beheld a crucifix standing between its antlers.

The saint who traditionally saw a stag bearing a cross between his antlers is also known (in many languages) as St Eustacius (or St Eustace).

Heart-warming as the story of St Eustace’s conversion is. and edifying as its appeal for benevolence towards the lesser animals of our enfleshed kingdom may be, the scholarly research of the Bollandists assures us that it–just like the tale of St, Nichols climbing down the chimney with a sackful of gifts on Christmas eve– is myth, sine ullo fundamento in re. [The Bollandists are a Jesuit organization in Rome that is committed to determining the factual basis, if any, of the tales of Saints and their multiple miracles.]

This has a relevance to my last name Hiebert. St Hubert is the first Hubert and the name changed spelling to Huebert,Hiebert. Jagermiester is a German word and Hiebert or St Hubert derives from German.

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