A symbol of royalty and kings through history
The History of the Fleur-de-lis:
1. The Priory of Sion (“priory of the sun”) is a secret society created around the Merovingian dynasty whose ancestors (it is claimed) can be traced back to the royals of Sumer, Troy and the Greeks.
2. 1784 coin commissioned by the Roman Catholic king Louis XVI of France, Kingdom of France.
3. Buckingham Palace
4. Saint Louis University Note: this is a private university founded in 1818 by the Jesuits.
5. Scouting World Crest (a worlwide youth outdoor-training movement)
6. The Boy Scouts of America emblem Note: the two inverted pentagrams and the Eagle.
7. Nazi Boy Scout medal
8. Flag: This flag was first used in 1907 by the Order of New Templars, a secret society in Austria founded by Lanz von Liebenfels. This order was the forerunner to the ideals of the Nazi party.
9. The Nazi Totenkop belt buckle worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger, displaying two Fleur-de-lis.
10. The fleur-de-lis is the logo of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints football team.
11. The fleur-de-lis in the flag of Quebec
12. Stained glass window in the shape of a fleur-de-lys, Bourges cathedral, 15th c. Note the various themes: the Trinity, which the 3 petals were understood to recall, is represented; angels are bearing the shield as they are supporters of the arms of France, the dove descending from heaven recalls the legend of the baptism of Clovis when a dove brought the sacred ointment to Saint Remigius.
Religion and War:
1. Joan of Arc carried a white banner that showed God blessing the French royal emblem, the fleur-de-lis, when she led French troops to victory over the English in support of the Dauphin, Charles VII, in his quest for the French throne.
2. The Roman Catholic Church ascribed the lily as the special emblem of the Virgin Mary.
3. Due to its three “petals,” the fleur-de-lis has also been used to represent the Holy Trinity. (In Roman Catholism)
4. Military units, including divisions of the United States Army, have used the symbol’s resemblance to a spearhead to identify martial power and strength.