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Subject: Re: Flur de li
Author: Miss Claire   (Authenticated as Miss Claire)
Date: March 10, 2005 at 4:48:44 PM
Reply to: Flur de li by Kenzie
Fleur de lys (or Fleur de lis) means Lily.
Symbol of royalty in Europe. It was chosen to show the descendency from King David - since it was already the symbol of royalty in Israel: the lily represents the Jews who are divided into 3 categories (like the 3 'parts' of the lily): the Israelites (majority), the Cohanim and the Levites.

At a period the worst criminals were branded with a lily to be easily recognized and to show the 'punishment' of the crown on them.

~~ Claire ~~

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