The Scottish Thistle has come a long way with its delicate flower heads, sharp thorns, and its defiant ability to flourish. It is a resilient symbol which has always bloomed across Scotland's landscape, but it wasn't until the 13th century that it's placed in the country's symbolism and written history began during the reign of Alexander III. Legend has it that the Norsemen attempted to surprise the Scots with a night attack. Taking off their footwear to ensure silence, they traveled across the thistle covered land. The resulting cries alarmed the Scots enabling them to drive off the Norse.
Throughout Celtic regions, thistle represents bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination celebrated in this sterling silver Luckenbooth pin honors the sacred place the thistle affirms in Celtic traditions and its strong recognition all over the world. The Scottish thistle became a national symbol, giving the motto "Nemo me impune lacessit", which is translated as "What dares meddle with me?"
As a Protection Token
The Luckenbooth, made of pure sterling silver, symbolizes both love and protection because, when a couple has a child, the brooch or necklace would be put on the baby to ward off evil. Especially in the Highlands, Scots were superstitious. The Luckenbooth was believed to help to make sure the baby wasn’t a changeling, swapped by fairies.
Solid sterling silver 1 1/4" in length
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