Meaning of Fleur de lis

What is Fleur de Lis:

The fleur de lis is the symbolic representation of a lily. Formerly it was used in the coats of arms and shields of the French royalty, associated in particular with King Louis VII in the 12th century, who used it for the first time on a seal.

Previously, the use of a similar symbol seems to occur in the decoration of the Istar Gate in Mesopotamia (ancient Babylon), built by Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 BC. by C.

The fleur de lis is a symbol of power, sovereignty, honor and loyalty, and also of purity of body and soul. It is a symbol that is used in Scouting, in Freemasonry, in alchemy and in some religions.

The word lis It is of French origin and means lily or iris. In heraldry (science of coats of arms) it represents one of the four most popular figures, together with the eagle, the lion and the cross.

Some scholars claim that the fleur-de-lis had its origin in the lotus flower of Egypt, others argue that it was inspired by the halberd, a three-pointed iron weapon used by soldiers and that was placed in moats or wells to pass through whoever fell there. Another possible origin is that it is a copy of the design printed on the ancient Assyrian and Muslim coins.

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