When Scotland was ravaged by Viking invaders, a raiding party was preparing to attack a group of Scots, under cover of darkness. However, they crossed a patch of Thistles with their bare feet, letting out cries of pain and alerting the Scots, who were able to fight them off.
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- Medium or Light Braid
- Available in Bronze or Silver
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- Ancient Celtic Necklace
- Thistle Shaped Terminals
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and easily recognize the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. Researchers believe that Scots chose the thistle as their first national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! They then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.