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At 20:43 08/04/00 -0400, you wrote:
In a message dated 00-04-08 05:14:48 EDT, you
<< This same
room also has a tomb of a 13th. century Knight Templar, and a 17th.
guild stone depicting the King of Terrors. I have pictures from the
you are intrested, I could send a copies to you.
Could anyone explain the meaning and the significance , if any , to
Sinclairs of the term "" King of Terrors "" .
Thank you ,
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"The King of Terrors" is "death". Momento
Mori. Remember death as is
graphically depicted in Rosslyn Chapel where there is one of the
examples of the danse macabre - the dance of death - where
are led off, in order of precedence, to their graves. The
representation of this 'dance' is seen above the access to the
in Rosslyn Chapel. Naturally, it begins with a robed and crowned
with his adjacent skeleton and ends with a ragged pauper and his
- a poignant reminder that, in death, all men are equal.
"The King of Terrors", which you see in Rosslyn Chapel, was
'rescued' by me
(with two Templar tombstones) from an old Sinclair graveyard which
become derelict and, to my mind, had been desecrated by covens of
who were using the site for their ceremonies.