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Fleur-De-Lis Crosses: Emblems of Faith and Beauty
Crosses are symbols of faith and religious beliefs of Christians. Among the many types of crosses, fleur-de-lis crosses are one of the most popular. Adorned with luminous stones and gems, fleur-de-lis crosses are perfect part of various jewelleries. They can be used as pendants and can be embellished in rings, earrings, bracelets, and bangles. As a religious symbol, the beautiful fleur-de-lis can add up to the elegance you will radiate when you wear different jewelleries with fleur-de-lis crosses.
Fleur-De-Lis Crosses as Ancient Symbols
Lis, the French name for Lily is an ancient symbol of Christianity. Because Mary and Angel Gabriel were usually seen holding a flower, which is the Lily, people started associating fleur-de-lis to pureness and divineness of the Virgin Mary. Fleur-de-lis cross is also called Gaelic Cross, Renaissance Cross and Gothic Cross. The fleur-de-lis cross is believed to originated in Egypt. Like the Budded Cross, the fleur-de-lis also symbolises the Trinity due to its three-fold division.
The fleur-de-lis cross have been popular not only as a religious symbol but also as a royal symbol. This was when King Edward III used the Fleur-de-lis Cross symbol to stress his possession of the French crown. Since then, kings and emperors throughout the globe were seen holding these crosses. However, in 1801, the Fleur-de-lis cross became less popular as a symbol. Nonetheless, it remained a majestic symbol until it was used in heraldry. And because of the popularity of fleur-de-lis crosses, they can be found in seals, crowns, thrones and coins until today.
What Fleur De Lis Crosses Signify
Apart from purity and majesty, fleur-de-lis crosses signify many other things. For one, fleur-de-lis crosses also represent reverence. The beautiful flower also symbolises the faith and loyalty of Christians and their lifelong appreciation of Christ’s sacrifices. The three petals of the flower are also known to symbolise chivalry, wisdom and faith. As fleur-de-lis crosses became more popular, they were also used as a symbol not only in churches and royal palaces but also in hospitals, schools and other institutions.