Wild Boar in Belgian Culture

Ardennes Forests

In southern Belgium, the wild boar is a symbolic icon in the Ardennes forests, as we previously examined in Celtic mythology. The premier Belgian infantry regiment Chasseurs Ardennais also has a wild boar as their mascot 1. The soldiers of this elite infantry wear a boar’s head pin on their beret. This symbolizes their bravery and warrior spirit 2.


  • 1 - Sache, Ivan. "Marche-en-Famenne: Municipality, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium." CRW Flags, n.d. <link>
  • 2 - "Boar." Nation Master, n.d. <link>