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Goldfinch
suggests the Passion (Crown of Thorns)
Latin/Greek cross
the Passion/floor plan for churches (arms of equal length
lamb
innocent and pure sacrificial animal. Lamb of God. Good Shepherd. most common animal symbol.
centaur
half human, half horse
anger
snake
wisdom or evil.
with tail in mouth - eternity
wound around staff - Christ's healing power
apple
forbidden fruit
latin word "malum" means apple and evil
disobedience/original sin
willing indulgence in sensual pleasures
dog
fidelity
fish
Christianity (general)
Christ (specific)
candle
light of God
columbine
sorrow
Seven Sorrows of Mary
laurel
eternity, triumph
lily
Mary's purity
iris
Mary's sorrow for the lance which pierced Christ's side
bee
can't find yet
INRI
abbreviation for "Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews" in Latin
Black
mourning, penance, evil, death
Blue
heaven, truth, fidelity
green
hope, regeneration, fertility
victory when attached to palm or laurel
purple
sorrow, penitence, love, truth, royalty
red
passion, blood, fire, love, hate, sin, suffering
with black - purgatory, devil
white
light, innocence, purity, joy, virginity
yellow or gold
sun, color of heaven, "illuminated truth" deceit, jealousy, cowardice, treason
hourglass
time
mirror
virgin's purity, human vanity
shoes
holy ground
towel
purity
St. Sebastian
wouldn't stop bearing testimony, shot through with arrows, 2 women nursed back to health, continues to bear testimony, killed w/sword. "crown of martyrdom"
Bartholomew
haven't found yet
Matthew
winged man or angel
traces genealogy of Christ and emphasizes Christ's immortality
St. George
soldier of the Roman army, slew the dragon, saved virgin, beheaded
Judas
haven't found yet
Mark
winged lion
emphasizes Christ's royal lineage
St. Francis of Assisi
lives at the end of the Gothic Era. Lived after he was really sick and cleaned up his life. "newly born". order of monasticism
St. Peter
crucified upside down b/c he felt he was unworthy to die the same way as the savior
Luke
winged ox
emphasizes Christ's sacrifice and atonement
St. Paul
martyred by having head cut off. b/c Roman citizen - "only" beheaded
John
eagle
soaring majesty of his writing of Christ's divinity and ascension
3
supreme power to the Greeks
the Trinity to Christians
4
earth, four elements, four "humors" of man, four points of compass, four coners of world
7
sum of divine number 3 and earthly number 4. symbolizes man
12
haven't found yet
MeganG thinks 12 apostles
Satyr
half human, half goat
lust
Minotaur
half human, half bull
human brutality
3 vows of monasticism:
poverty, chastity, obedience
Stigmata
St. Francis first to receive, sign that you've had an intense spiritual understanding of the atonement