Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fleur de Lis

Myths, symbolism, and folklore

"The holy number of three appears again in the fleur de lis, the French lily. It was first used during the twelfth century, and then as part of a larger fleur de lis pattern. Later it was used isolated as an ideogram denoting the right to rule France (and claims to it whether rightful or not)."

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  1. Anonymous11:48 AM

    It's funny. I actually have this tattoo from back in '04 when I briefly considered moving to France. :)

    Sorry, silly mood today. I do really enjoy your symbol posts here. I of course, didn't know the origins of the Fleur de lis.

  2. Hee! You'll be the most tatted-up writer around at this rate!