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Re: Lion Heraldry
Along the lines of the lion; I am aware that William the Lion used the
lion rampant banner. When did the unicorn come to represent Scotland and
why? Would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks in advance.
Kindest Regards, David
----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain Laird" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: Lion Heraldry
> The Lion is ancient in art and symbolism. There is a fascinating
> being shown on UK TV at the moment on the Celts. It shows the Celts in
> is now Austria and France, pre-Roman, had contact with the Greeks and a
> urn of Greek origin found in a tomb in France is decorated with Lions.
> One lion was broken and was replaced with Celtic work, which does not look
> much like a Lion, so it is supposed that they had no direct contact.
> As I mentioned in my earlier posting, there is an idea that the "Lion"
> in to Scotland with the Stone of Destiny as a symbol of the "Lion of
> and connects with the myth that Scota, wife of Gathelus from whom we Scots
> are supposed to take our name, was descended from the Royal House of David
> (see the Scottish Section of our website).
> Yours aye
> Iain Laird
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:34 AM
> Subject: Lion Heraldry
> > What would the origin of the Scottish Lion be?
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