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Is the fleur de lis a cross?
Last Updated: 24th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, is the fleur de lis a religious symbol?
In the Middle Ages, the symbols of lily andfleur-de-lis overlapped considerably inChristian religious art. Other scripture andreligious literature in which the lily symbolizes purity andchastity also helped establish the flower as an iconographicattribute of the Virgin.
Subsequently, question is, is the fleur de lis a Catholic symbol? In one interpretation, theflower is a symbol of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.The whiteness and beauty of the lily is symbolic of the purity ofMary Immaculate.
Also asked, what is the symbolism of the Fleur de Lis?
Traditionally, it has been used to represent Frenchroyalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light,and life. Legend has it that an angel presented Clovis, theMerovingian king of the Franks, with a golden lily (or iris) as asymbol of his purification upon his conversion toChristianity.
Where does the Fleur de Lis originate from?
In French, fleur-de-lis literallymeans "lily flower". It may come as no surprise that anemblem found all over the state of Louisiana has its roots in aflower from French culture, stemming from the French colonizationof the Americas, particularly present day Louisiana.