Friday, September 12, 2008

Why King Clovis is sporting frogs on his coat of arms

Ladies and gentlemen, those of you who have seen my post from our trip to Innsbruck (read more here - http://depianteinrome.blogspot.com/2008/08/innsbruck-austria.html ) may have found King Clovis' coat of arms (namely, frogs) very humorous (as I did). For those of you who wish to refresh your memory you can view the picture here.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WB_ylZsXyk4/SK0XqwuxPlI/AAAAAAAAExE/WazBp58NXAw/s1600-h/IMG_4550.jpg

Now, ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the magnificent team of researchers at the M.M. Schutzman firm whom I have employed to dig, excavate and uncover the facts, truth, authenticity and general "why the hecks" regarding my blog, you have an answer as to why King Clovis has frogs on his coat of arms.

According to history, frogs were a symbol used by Frankish Royalty. After King Clovis converted to the Catholic Faith the frogs were turned into lilies, also known as fleur-des-lis.

It just goes to show you we don't "get" the tenth part of the symbolism and meaning behind all these statues, paintings, and other works of art.

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