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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I thought that this might be a good time to revisit the origin of the Fleur De Lis. The symbol of elegance, refinement and opulence, the iris has been cherished by kings, queens and gardeners since the beginning of history. ...

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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The Origin Of The Fleur De Lis

I thought that this might be a good time to revisit the origin of the Fleur De Lis.

The symbol of elegance, refinement and opulence, the iris has been cherished by kings, queens and gardeners since the beginning of history. During the Crusades, Louis VII of France chose the iris as his personal symbol, known as the fleur de Louis(the flower of Louis), which later became fleur de lis. Ever since, the stylized iris has been the symbol of French royalty. It is glistened on the robes of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It is etched, carved and gilded into every corner of Versailles, the pleasure chateau of French kings.

With our French origins this makes perfect sense for the New Orleans Saints to bear the symbol of the French royalty.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: The Origin Of The Fleur De Lis

It actually became a symbol of Gallic royalty in the 400's
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Re: The Origin Of The Fleur De Lis

Versailles is amazing and littered with FDLs. You can't go to Europe without scheduling some time there.


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Re: The Origin Of The Fleur De Lis

Some backwoods folks up here in the midwest think the Boy Scouts created it LOL
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Re: The Origin Of The Fleur De Lis

Originally Posted by neugey View Post
Some backwoods folks up here in the midwest think the Boy Scouts created it LOL
I read that too! That is freaking hilarious. I was in the Scouts, long, long, time ago, and I remember the symbol, but wow, they didn't create it. There was even some guy saying that the Scouts own the rights to it! Comedy.
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