Fleur de lis – what is it?

The fleur-de-lis, also spelled fleur-de-lys (plural fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys), is a Lily (in French, fleur and lis mean ‘flower’ and ‘lily’ respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. … The fleur-de-lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France.

Traditional Fleur de lis symbol.

In Christianity, lilies symbolize purity and chastity, which may be why the fleurdelis historically represents the Virgin Mary. … While Mary has the strongest connection with the flower, it has also been used to represent Christ or the Holy Trinity.

Scouts used this symbol as well. Its purple 🙂
fleur de lis of Florence – close up of the marble renaissance decor

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