C O N S P I R A C Y & C O N T R O L

ConspiracyQuoteVoltaire-380-234 [religiopoliticaltalk.com]

The wearing of signet rings (from Latin “signum” meaning sign) goes back to ancient Egypt …. although less common today, and very rarely actually used for their intended purpose as seals, signet rings are still worn, especially among the armigerous, in European and some other cultures. Because it is used to attest the authority of its bearer, the ring has also been seen as a symbol of his power, which is one explanation for its inclusion in the regalia of certain monarchies. Link

After the death of a Pope, the destruction of his signet ring is a prescribed act clearing the way for the sede vacante and subsequent election of a new Pope.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year —this post is offered in the public interest.

*Image: religiopoliticaltalk.com – ConspiracyQuoteVoltaire 380-234

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7 responses to “C O N S P I R A C Y & C O N T R O L

  1. His Tory Today

    Excuse me, are you a mason? Only I can’t help noticing you have a duck on your finger.

    Yes, cignet ring. Is that not in order?

  2. Gurglars

    That’s got a swanlike ring to it!

  3. Elizabeth

    Swannlike.

    I also adore the word conspiracy, broken down. To Cons and Piracy. I raise a toast.

  4. Elizabeth

    Man ring at DCC – detail [Photo: RNZ Ian Telfer]

    Man ring at DCC - Photo RNZ Ian Telfer (detail)

  5. Elizabeth

    Hopefully, Not.

  6. alanbec

    It’s timely to woe betide insignia. Do you know why men have a one eyed jacks (poker card design) on their signet? To ward off the e e, whose name must never be written. The ee is all over the place, on ships’ bows, effigies of ‘Horus’, the greenback dollar…

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