Gediminas pillars – from the year 1397 was the coat of arms of the Vytautas Grand Duke of Lithuania. It is believed that Vytautas' father, Kęstutis Duke of Trakai, may have had a similar sign. Initially, this coat of arms represented Kęstutaičiai (successors of Kęstutis), and since the 16th century, when it was used in Lithuania by the successors of King Jogaila of Poland, these pillars became a symbol of the entire Gediminas dynasty.
It is probably the most legendary coat of arms in Lithaunia. 16th c. At the beginning of the 19th century, Lithuanian chroniclers called the figure of the coat of arms pillars and attributed it to the legendary pioneer of the Gediminas dynasty, Palemon, who came to Lithuania from Italy. Teodoras Narbutas 19th century called this sign the pillars of Gediminas, believing that it had been used by the Grand Duke Gediminas.