Anilbalan’s Ghost Cities Blog New post: The Stone of Destiny

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog has received another winner from Anilbalan – the stone of destiny, more commonly known as the Stone of Scone. This is a very mobile stone indeed! A fascinating story. Read on!

anilbalan posted: "This has been a huge year for Scotland, with a referendum on independence and a Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow in addition to the usual annual highlights of Hogmanay, Up Helly Aa and the Edinburgh Festival. Somewhat lost among all these events is th"

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The Stone of Destiny

by anilbalan

This has been a huge year for Scotland, with a referendum on independence and a Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow in addition to the usual annual highlights of Hogmanay, Up Helly Aa and the Edinburgh Festival. Somewhat lost among all these events is the significance of the Stone of Scone, perhaps the single most important, mysterious and widely travelled object in Scottish history. This holy relic, also known as the Stone of Destiny, has been fought over by England and Scotland for centuries. According to one Celtic legend, the stone was once the pillow upon which the patriarch Jacob rested at Bethel when he beheld the visions of angels, hence its other famous moniker, Jacob’s Pillow. Thereafter, it was for centuries associated with the crowning of Scottish kings and then, in 1296, was taken to England and later placed under the Coronation Chair. It was finally returned to Scotland seven centuries later – the supreme symbol of Scottish independence for some and the ultimate symbol of the union with England for others. However, the Stone of Destiny has other, more mystical associations, which are known to few.

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anilbalan | November 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | Tags: Jacob’s Pillow, Scotland, Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone | Categories: History, Legend, Mystery, Mythology | URL: http://wp.me/p1Pozr-oc

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