Portuguese Flag: The meanings. Meaning of the symbols and colors: The five blue shields represent the five Morisco kings Don Afonso Henriques (the father of the Portuguese kingdom) defeated in the Ourique battle. The white shield with the five small blue shields inside is the Armor of Don Afonso Henriques.Oct 10, 2005
The robe represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty and freedom. Lady Liberty is holding a tablet, or a book of laws, with the date July 4th, 1776 written on the cover. The book represents the need for laws to help protect freedom.