Celtic Jackalope’s exclusive Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Celtic, Pagan and Magickal wares will be on display at The 53rd Annual Phoenix Scottish Games March 3-4, 2018 come out and join us!
We’ll be showcasing many new Statues, Plaques, Sterling Jewelry and new Printed Apparel Designs.
Beautifully detailed .925 Sterling Silver Scottish Rampant Lion and Thistle Belted Victorian Style Pendant.
Design Depicts a Rampant Lion within a Victorian Style Belt Surrounded with Scottish Thistles.
Bale is attached to back behind the top thistle.
Measures 2″ in height 1.36″ in width and is handcast .925 Sterling Silver.
The lion is a common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolizes bravery, valour, strength, and royalty, because historically it has been regarded as the king of beasts.
A “lion rampant” is depicted in profile standing erect with forepaws raised. The position of the hind legs varies according to local custom: the lion may stand on both hind legs, braced wide apart, or on only one, with the other also raised to strike; the word rampant is often omitted, especially in early blazon, as this is the most usual position of a carnivorous quadruped.
The earliest recorded use of the Lion rampant as a royal emblem in Scotland was by Alexander II in 1222; with the additional embellishment of a double border set with lilies occurring during the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286). This emblem occupied the shield of the royal coat of arms of the ancient Kingdom of Scotland which, together with a royal banner displaying the same, was used by the King of Scots until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when James VI acceded to the thrones of the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Ireland. Since 1603, the Lion rampant of Scotland has been incorporated into both the royal arms and royal banners of successive Scottish then British monarchs in order to symbolize Scotland; as can be seen today in the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom. The Royal Banner continues to be one of Scotland’s most recognizable symbols.
The circular belt symbolizes loyalty in Scottish Heraldry.
Artist: Maxine Miller
The Caledonian Society of Arizona is proud to host the 53rd Annual Phoenix Highland Games!
You don’t have to be Scottish to attend our Games. We welcome everyone and hope you’ll share with us about your cultural background too!
Visit the Genealogy tent and trace your own family roots. There will be so much to see and do!
Artists will entertain throughout the day with their traditional and modern Scottish tunes. The wee lads & lassies area will entertain our younger visitors.
We will also showcase competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and representatives of over 50 Clans
Dogs on leashes are OK, but please be prepared to clean up after your pet. However the adjacent Dog Park will be closed for the weekend.
For more information on Entertainment, Tickets and lodging please visit the website for the Caledonian Society of Arizona at: http://www.arizonascots.com/05games.shtml
Offices Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Please see our event schedule for more festivals and trade shows that we display our wares at.