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  The Stone of Destiny or Scone
Stone of Destiny as it used to be "housed" in the Coronation Throne.
Tradition (legend) affirms that it is the same stone stone which Jacob used as a pillow at Bethel and then set up as a pillar and anointed with oil: later, according to Jewish tradition (possible legend), it became the pedestal of the ark in the Temple.
The stone was brought from Syria to Egypt by Gathelus, who in order to escape the plague, sailed, on the advice of Moses, from the Nile with his wife and the Stone of Destiny, and landed in Spain.
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 Stone of Scone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stone of Scone, (pronounced 'scoon') also commonly known as the Stone of Destiny or the Coronation Stone (though the former name sometimes refers to Lia Fáil) is a block of sandstone historically kept at the now-ruined abbey in Scone, near Perth.
In 1296 the Stone was captured by Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into the old wooden chair, known as St.
Although the Stone is back in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle is the military headquarters of the UK army in Scotland, and some Scots have argued that the stone should be kept someplace solely Scottish, someplace which could not be interpreted as symbolic of United Kingdom union.
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 Stone of Destiny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two different historical stones are each known as the Stone of Destiny.
The Stone of Scone (the Lia-Fàil was its original name in Gaelic) was formerly the coronation stone of the Monarchs of Scotland.
The Stone of Scone is a flat square stone, able to be inserted in the base of St.
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 The Stone of Destiny
The stone, called "Lia Fail" or "Stone of Destiny" was kept at the capital city of Tara for some three centuries, and all the kings, descendants of Eochaidh and Tea Tephi, were crowned on it.
This -was the 'stone' used as a Coronation Stone in Solomon's Temple.
The stone became known by the name 'Lia Fail' and 'Stone of Destiny.' It is not unlikely that Jacob's Stone and the 'Stone of Destiny' were one and the same.
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 Artisan Publishers Stone of Destiny (video)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a visual presentation of the stone upon which Jacob rested his head when he dreamed of a ladder set up on earth with the top reaching to heaven.
The stone did not remain lost in the wilderness of Luz, but continued to play an important part in the destiny of Jacob's descendants.
This video traces the history and movements of the stone of destiny as a type of Christ, and a symbol of the everlasting throne of David, and its relationship with the Davidic throne line right up to the present day.
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 Scottish Culture - The Stone of Destiny
Tradition has it that the Stone of Destiny, or the Lia Fail to give it its Gaelic name, was originally the stone upon which, in the Biblical story, Jacob laid his head when he dreamed his vision of a ladder to heaven.
Whatever its true origins (Jacob’s pillow my arse!), the Stone of Destiny, or the Stone of Scone as it also came to be known, had by the end of the thirteenth century become a very real symbol of Scottish nationhood and independent sovereignty.
In placing the stone in Arbroath Abbey, where they knew it would quickly be discovered, the Stone of Destiny thieves, Scottish Nationalists all, were making a clear statement to the British Government – “We will be North Britons no longer”.
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 The Stone of Scone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Stone of Destiny is known by many names, Stone of Scone, Jacob's Pillow, the Coronation Stone, Jacob's Pillar and even the Liath Fail.
The current 'claimed' Stone of Scone, sits in Edinburgh Castle, on loan to the people it was taken from by the English.
In one story, the Stone is loaned to Fergus Mor Mac Erc for his coronation in Scottish Dalriada and never was returned.
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 The Stone of Destiny a.k.a. the Stone of Scone, by Neil Harding McAlister. ( Neil McAlister ). Brigadoonery.
It is certainly possible that the Stone may have been used in the coronation ceremonies of the Irish Kingdom of Dalriada from roughly 400 AD until 850 AD, when Kenneth I, the36th King of Dalriada, moved his capital of his expanding empire from Ireland to Scone (pronounced "scoon") in what is now Perthshire, Scotland.
The Stone was moved several times after that, and used on the remote, western island of Iona, then in Dunadd, in Dunstaffnage and finally in Scone again for the installation of Dalriadic monarchs.
The last time the Stone was used was in 1953 for the formal Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, who had succeeded to  the throne the previous year on the death of her father the King.
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 Stone of Destiny Returns to Scotland After 700 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Stone of Scone, which is also known as the Stone of Destiny, is a 336 lb lump of yellow sandstone which has been used in the coronation of every British monarch for the past 700 years.
In Ireland, it was supposed to have been used as a coronation throne by the High Kings of Tara, and was subsequently taken to Scotland when the Irish invaded the land of Picts in the 9th century.
The move to return the Stone of Destiny is viewed as a brilliant stroke of political shrewdness by Prime Minister Major.
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 Stone of Destiny returned 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Also known as the "Stone of Scone", the Stone of Destiny is a rather ordinary looking sandstone block with deep symbolic meaning, symbolic indeed of centuries of Anglo-Scottish rivalry.
The Stone arrived in Scotland in the 9th Century after a round trip which is thought to have included Egypt, Sicily, Spain and Ireland.
The Stone alleged to be Jacob's pillow was stolen back by Scottish Nationalists in 1950 more as a symbolic gesture than anything else, indeed its authenticity has been thrown into doubt several times.
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 The Stone of Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Stone of Destiny has been revered for centuries as a holy relic, fought over by nations and used successively by Dalriadic, Scottish, English and British monarchs as an important part of their enthronement ceremonies.
On St Andrews Day, 30 November 1996, the Stone of Destiny returned north of the border and amid much pomp and ceremony, was installed in Edinburgh Castle, taking its place alongside those other symbols of national identity, the Honours of Scotland.
At least one acknowledged copy of the Stone does exist, on public display at Scone Palace in Perthshire, where it serves as a favourite roost for the elegant peacocks and camera-toting tourists who stroll the grounds.
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 Did You Know? - Stone of Destiny
The Stone was taken from Scone by King Edward I of England in 1296 and remained under the Coronation Throne at Westminster Abbey in London for 700 years.
Historic Scotland examined the stone on its arrival and pronounced that it was "probably" the original stone from Dalriada.
In the event of a future coronation of a British monarch, the Stone of Destiny is to be temporarily replaced under the Coronation Throne at Westminster Abbey.
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 Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny is the stone that Jacob used as a pillow and had a dream in which he saw a stairway to heaven with angels ascending and descending (Genesis 28:10-22).
Also, this is that stone which was struck by Moses in order to provide water for the Israelites and their livestock while they wandered in the desert those forty years.
But Friday the pale yellow stone, on which every great king of Scotland was crowned until 1296, was returned home to the squeal of pipes, toasts of whiskey and a school holiday.
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 Nigel Tranter, The Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Stone of Destiny or Lia Fail, also called the Stone of Scone, was for centuries the coronation "throne" of the Celtic kings of Scotland.
The drawings of the stone from that period (you can see them on the seals of the Kings) show a taller stone, high enough to be a true chair, with Erse drawings and symbols all around
Described as a hard, glassy fl stone, it was smooth, slick on the sides -- a far cry from the rough-cut slab of red sandstone Edward the Longshanks dragged back from Scotland.
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 Stone of Scone
The Stone of Scone is known by many names: Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Coronation Stone and Jacob's Pillow are the most common.
The amount of wear on these rings indicates the stone was carried on a stave for a lengthy period of time.
The story goes that the stone was the base for the Ark. In relation to this story is a man, Gathelus, there is also mentioned a patriarch and prophet called "Ollam Fodhla" (Hebrew words that means "revealer" or "prophet") and his scribe "Simon Brug".
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 Scotland : In Depth : The Stone of Destiny | Frommers.com
The stone is physically only a block of sandstone, measuring 26 inches long and 16 inches wide and weighing 336 pounds.
But it's not just a stone: Revered for centuries as a holy relic, it allegedly came from the Middle East, and in biblical times Jacob is said to have used the stone as a pillow.
In 1996, the Stone of Destiny left Westminster Abbey by Land Rover, crossing from England into Scotland at the border town of Coldstream, where a small but moving ceremony was held.
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 Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Messiah
The Celtic Stone of Destiny was used to crown the Merovingian kings purported to be descendants of King David of Israel.
The Stone of Destiny was the oracular enthroning stone of the pagan Saturn kings.
The Stone of Destiny was used to crown the Merovingian kings purported to be descendants of King David of Israel.
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 Modern History of the Stone of Scone
The present form of the Stone indicates its having been reduced from its original shape (The stone is 26 inches long, 16.75 broad, and 10.5 thick; and a little broader at one end than at the other); possibly to make it manageable for its journey from Jerusalem to the sea-shore, under circumstances of difficulty.
The Stone being found at Tara, in Ireland, and at the time that it was bound, as it were, to disappear from Judea, and the Legend attaching to it being what we know it to be, none but Jeremiah could have been the declarer of such a Legend.
The Stone remained in Jerusalem until after 586 B.C. when Jerusalem was destroyed, and it was taken by Jeremiah to Ireland with the daughter of Zedekiah.
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 Scots Independence Tour - The Stone of Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A rock which was stolen from Scotland in 1296 by the English King Edward I. This piece of rock is known as The Stone of Destiny or The Stone of Scone, and is reputed to be the stone on which all Scottish Kings were crowned.
The Stone is surrounded in myth and is said to have been brought to Scotland from the Holy Land, the biblical Jacob's Pillow.
What is significant is that the Stone is a symbol of Scottish nationhood, and as long as that symbol remained at Westminster, it was a source of grievance.
www.freescotland.com /stone.html   (487 words)

Cassandra Blackwell, an American Medieval Historian living in London, becomes a suspect in the theft of the Stone of Destiny and enters a world where mysticism, danger and death follow her every move.
The story is based on the theft of the Stone of Destiny from under the Coronation throne in Westminster Abbey, Christmas 1950.
Sean thinks that the acquiring the stone of destiny for Ireland will bring him out of the shadow of his father, a hero of the Uprising of 1916.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny is the stone that Queen Elizabeth II of England and I of Scots was crowned upon
It is the stone that Jacob is said to have used as a pillow as he slept at Bethel, when he dreamed of angels ascending a ladder to Heaven.
All that can be truly said of the stone is that it is a lump of stone, it lies in Edinburgh and it is not that much of a vote winner.
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 The Stone of Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now he pulled the Abbey apart almost stone by stone; most clearly he realised that he had been duped, and that the Stone he had taken to London was only a lump of Scone sandstone, while the real Lia Fail remained in Scotland.
Almost certainly he was crowned seated on the true Stone of Destiny, for he was most concerned that all should be done in fullest traditional fashion - for nothing was more certain than that Edward would declare that the coronation was invalid and a mockery, without his permission.
And there are even doubts as to whether the Stone at Westminster is the same lump of local red sandstone which Edward I removed from Scone Abbey in 1296.
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 The Stone of Destiny
One gentle tug, and it was free from the stone.
The Stone of Destiny, upon which every king of Scotland had been crowned since the days of Kenneth Mac Alpin, was to be removed to London and placed beneath the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey.
The Stone of Destiny was laid to rest in a room of Edinburgh Castle, with news cameras trained on it, guards around it, and visitors watching it.
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 Part V - Stories of MacIntyres and Scotland
This stone, called the Stone of Destiny, was later thought to be the stone that Jacob used as a pillow when he had his dream of the ladder to heaven.
Whether real or fake, the stone is still a symbol of Scottish independence, and as long as it was under the throne in London, it was a symbol of English domination.
It is hard to imagine how so large a stone or stones, arrived at the very top of the pass and the effort involved in carving them with other stones.
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 The Stone of Destiny
, or Stone of Destiny, is said to have been brought to Ireland by a race known as the "Tuatha Dé Danaan", (the people of the goddess
The phallus-shaped stone stands some five and a half feet (1.7 metres) in height, and it is thought that approximately the same length exists underground as above.
According to legend, the magical stone would roar when the rightful claimant to the kingship of Tara touched it, thereby conferring the approval of the ancient powers on his claim.
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This Stone is in the Coronation Throne - Seat of the Kings of England.
With respect to the Stone, we have seen that the date assigned for the presence of Lia Fail in Ireland, viz.
The Stone, then, being a conspicuous object among the holy things belonging to the holy city, we may be sure that the prophet no more neglected to take care of and for it, than he did for the things which be set in the cave.
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 The Stone of Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Stone of Destiny is surrounded by myth and legend and is an integral part of Scottish history.
It was used in the ceremony of crowning the kings of Scotland until the Viking raids lead to the Stone being taken to Scone Abbey, Perthshire for safe-keeping.
For seven centuries it was used in coronation ceremonies, with Elizabeth II being the last monarch to be crowned on the Stone on June 2nd 1953.
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