Just the other day I was thinking if there was any other reason for choosing the Sun for the Macedonian flag, besides the most obvious one (the Vergina star and its association with the ancient Macedons).

P.S. @GLK I don’t know about any flags (let alone in the medieval Balkans), but these birds from Tsar Samuil’s grave are considered by some to be his Coat of Arms. Which is also unlikely, considering CoAs in that time had only just appeared in Western Europe and it would take several more centuries till they appear among the Balkan nations. Still, it might have some relation to Samuil, since Petar Delyan, during his conflict with Tihomir, mentioned something about two parrots not being able to sit on one branch, i.e. there can’t be two kings (and, thus, Tihomir was killed). Still, I’m also curious if the author can show us any actual flag of Samuil or at least from those times – I’m actually searching for such banners from that time period for one game mod I’m working on.