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RE: Lion Symbol

To Mark and Everyone;
FYI.  This is the only source I have on the Lion and the Unicorn.
The origin of the Lion and the Unicorn are described in Laurence Gardner's
'Bloodline of the holy grail'.
Ch 19; House of the Unicorns
'Scotland's Royal House of Stewart arose from a marital union of the
hereditary lines of Jesus and his brother James - springing from the
Merovingians' own source on the one hand, and the Celtic Kings of Britain on
the other.  The Stewarts emerged, therefore, as a truly unique Grail dynasty
and have long been known as the 'House of Unicorns'.  We have already seen
that the 'Horn' of the Unicorn was equivalent to the 'Blade' in Grail lore,
and both were represented by th emale symbol ( an upside down V).
Along with the Davidic Lion of Judah and the Franco-Judaic fleur-de-lys, the
Desposynic Unicorn was incorporated in the Royal Arms of Scotalnd.
.......It was by no chance that the fabulous beast of the Grail bloodline
found hisp lace as guardian of the Lion in the Arms of Scotland, along with
the early Christain sign of male and female unity (upside-down 'V' + 'V' =
'X') - the well known Saltire, popularly identified as the cross of St
When Robert II Stewart (grandson of Robert the Bruce) founded the Scottish
Royal House in 1371, the succession was entailed on his heirs in the Scots
Parliament. The Plantagent Houses of York and Lancaster subsequently battled
for domination in England, but lost to the tudors.  In France, the Valois
dynasty fought constant wars against rival claimants, and were succeeded by
the Bourbons.  But through all this the Stewarts maintained their
uniterrupted dynasty position.
.........By the late 16th century the name Stewart had become Stuart in the
royal line, a change the occurred by way of French association through the
Stewart Seineurs d'Aubignie and Mary Queen of Scot's first marriage to the
Following the childless death of Elizabeth Tudor of England, the Scottish
and English Crowns were united in 1603.  (IMHO not actually childless; she
had 2 sons = kept a state secret for political reasons.  They were removed
from court and given titles on their maturity).
James VI of SCots was the great-grandson of James IV, and Henry VIII's
sister Margaret.  He was therefore deemed to be Elizabeth's closest living
relative, and was invited to succeed.  In fact, England had a suitable heir
to the throne in Edward Seymour, Lord Beauchamp, by descent from Henry VII's
daughter Mary.
Kindest regards