thistle brings images of Scottish Celts and the highlands to
I created this themed web set in honor of my own Scot Celtic
heritage. The thistle is used as a symbol for strength and
protection. It has been used in hex breaking, for healing,
and much more. I
suggest using this white colored
text as shown.
Above is the title graphic with with how a web page title might look.
A blank for you to insert a web
page title on is in the .zip file. For this Celtic web theme
set I have used the font called "Kells
Rounded " with some capitals from the font called "Folkard." If
you don't have a graphic program
doing that, e-mail
me and I
will do it for you as time allows. Below you will find the
Scottish thistle graphic divider and bullet designed
for this page. The
Celtic thistle buttons have been left blank for you to customize.
I've also included matching web graphics for navigation at
the bottom of designed pages if appropriate.
|The thistle is a thorny plant with
a beautiful flower, the national symbol of Scotland. During the reign
of Alexander III of Scotland, (1241-1285) King Haakon of Norway
attempted to conquer Scotland. It is said that the Norse tried a sneak
nighttime attack, but barefoot, they stepped on thistles.
They screamed in pain, thus alerting the Scots, who were then
able to overcome them. Therefore as the national
symbol, the thistle represents courageous defense and deep rooted
Christianity the thistle is a symbol of temporal sorrow and the curse
of sin from the story of the Fall. Because the thistle is a
thorny bush, it is often portrayed as the source of Christ's crown of
thorns. Because thistles flourish to crowd out useful crops,
they have also been used to represent the "tares" or weeds written of
in Matthew 13.
Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland, and it
is second in importance after the Order of the Garter.
To save, you may download
the .zip file which includes the graphics and HTML template.
Do not link to the
graphics on this page! Please note that this set is free to
on personal websites only. Those sites that hope to generate
income (business site) there is a one time $10 fee payable through Pay
Whether it is a commercial or personal
site, please use the graphic below for any page you use these
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since 1978. It is owned and operated by Kythera
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