Friday, December 07, 2007

Ermine

Myths, symbolism, and folklore
ermine Any of several species of large weasels that turn white in winter. Because of its white color it is a symbol of purity, innocence, and incorruptibility; it was often used as fur trim on the robes of rulers to denote nobility.

In Christian art it symbolizes Christ as victor over the Devil, since the ermine hunts and kills serpents. (Herder)

2 comments:

  1. strugglingwriter7:19 AM

    This is an interesting idea. I feel a short story idea rising from this.

    Paul (http://strugglingwriter.wordpress.com)

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  2. Paul: I'm interested to know what kind of story idea this has sparked for you...

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