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French Rooster Hilt cavalry sword

French Rooster Hilt cavalry sword

4,500.00

Full figured rooster hilt.

The Gallic rooster (Frenchle coq gauloisthe Gallic cock) is an unofficial national symbol of France as a nation

During the times of Ancielt Rome. Suetonuis, in the Twelve Ceasers, noticed that, in Latin, rooster (gallus) and Gauls(Gallus) were homonyms.[1]However, the association of the Gallic rooster as a national symbol is apocryphal, as the rooster was neither regarded as a national personification nor as a sacred animal by the Gaulsin their mythology and because there was no "Gallic nation" at the time, but a loose confederation of Gallic nations instead. But a closer review within that religious scheme indicates that "Mercury" was often portrayed with the cockerel,[a sacred animal among the Continental Celts.[2]Julius Caesarin De Bello Gallicoidentified some gods worshipped in Gaulby using the names of their nearest Romangod rather than their Gaulish name, with Caesar saying "Mercury" was the god most revered in Gaul.[3]The Irish god Lugidentified as samildánachled to the widespread identification of Caesar's Mercuryas Lugus[and thus also to the sacred cockerel, the Gallic rooster, as an emblem of France.[

Its association with France dates back from the Middle Ageand is due to the play on words in Latinbetween Gallus, meaning an inhabitant of Gaul, and gallus, meaning rooster, or cockerel. Its use, by the enemies of France, dates to this period, originally a punto make fun of the French,[1]the association between the rooster and the Gauls/French was developed by the kings of France for the strong Christian symbol that the rooster represents: prior to being arrested, Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him three times before the rooster. During the times of Ancient Rome, Suetonius, in The Twelve Caesarsr crowed on the following morning. At the rooster's crowing, Peter remembered Jesus's words. Its crowing at the dawning of each new morning made it a symbol of the daily victory of light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil. It is also an emblem of the Christian's attitude of watchfulness and readiness for the sudden return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the final judgment of humankind. That is why, during the Renaissance, the rooster became a symbol of France as a Catholic state and became a popular Christian image on weather vanes, also known as weathercocks]

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