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Originally posted by aboutface
Congratulations on a terrific presentation. I stopped on the bee and fleur de lys and looked up some things. I found many sites that advance the theory of the iris and most credit kings with using a stylized version of the flower in their coat of arms and symbology.
So now you have me questioning things again re the bee and fleur de lys. No doubt it's in early art and everywhere too. I'll just have to keep on lookingedit on 22-2-2013 by aboutface because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jibbaj
wasn't the bee also the symbol or Beowolf?
Henry Sweet, a philologist and early linguist specializing in Germanic languages, proposed that the name Beowulf literally means in Old English "bee-wolf" or "bee-hunter"
Originally posted by mikepopy
reading the thread something came to mind about the student competition
that is called the spelling bee.
Why would that be named as such?
Could there be some kind of conection?
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by RiverRunsFree
I star and flag you, mainly because the meaning of my name is literally "a bee", therefore I find all things "bee" related of interest.
The Bee in Religion
We have already touched upon the importance of the Anatolian city of Ephesus and its association with the Bee, including its name – the Bee, and its Bee goddess, Artemis. However, Ephesus was an important city in the development of Christianity as well, for not only did it house one of the seven churches of Asia, as listed in the ‘Book of Revelations’, but Paul spend several years there and the last house of the Virgin Mary is believed to have resided nearby. In fact, many believe the Gospel of John was written there. Yet perhaps the greatest revelation of all is that Artemis and her high priests of Ephesus were called Essenes, meaning King Bees.
The Essenes were a Jewish religious sect founded in the first century BC who flourished for roughly 300 years in the vicinity of the Dead Sea, and their base at Qumran produced one the important historical discoveries of the 20th century; the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were also Beekeepers, and the first association of the Essenes with Bees was in the 2nd century AD by a Greek traveler named Pausanias.
The Essenes, or King Bees as they were known, maintained the role of priestly officials and were the forefathers of Christianity. Even the Catholic Church referred to Jesus Christ as an Aetherial Bee, a name that symbolized the personification of the clear upper air breathed by the great Greek Olympians. In fact, the ‘Book of Luke’ (24, 41-43) confirms that the first food eaten by Christ after his resurrection was honey:
Many of the regal trappings of the papacy were set aside by Pope Paul VI, who began his pontificate in 1963 with a coronation, but never wore the beehive-shaped papal tiara again.
There’s a buzz around Canopius as the Lloyd’s Managing Agent has announced that it will partner with this year’s City of London Festival by….installing a bee hive in its offices!
The London Stock Exchange is to welcome thousands of new worker drones next month, by introducing bees to its rooftop in the City.
Europe's largest stock exchange, the fourth biggest in the world, has taken delivery of two beehives which will receive their 100,000 residents in a fortnight.
that's the case at Nomura, which is "installing two beehives on the roof of its European headquarters in London," according to Dealbook, via Dealbreaker.
it takes its inspiration from the beehive on the roof of Mansion House