divine intervention

‘divine intervention’; a personal interpretation of the burgh arms of the canongate. (r. skuodas; s 1 1 5 5 1 9 4; graphics)

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“…as seen on the mercat cross of edinburgh, the burgh arms depict the stag and cross from the story of scotland’s 12th-century king, david I.¬†while hunting in the forest of drumselch, he was thrown from his horse and about to be gored by a stag when he had a miraculous vision of a cross appearing between its antlers. the stag withdrew, thus, confirming the king’s belief that his life had been spared through divine intervention. tradition has it that he founded holyrood abbey on the spot where the vision occurred.”


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