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Re: Kemrese Flag
On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> Before you decide firmly on a dove, I think the present Welsh Standard
> should not be forgotten. It was raised by Henry Tudor when he landed in
> Wales to march against Richard III. But the red dragon has a longer
> ancestory, going back to the standards of the Roman legions. The red
> dragon fluttered behind the standards as they marched. The dragon survived
> because the Romanized Celts, resisting the Saxon invaders, considered
> themselves _Romans_.
> This seems very apposite for the Kemrese who even maintained a Romance
> laguage. Surely the symbols of Rome would have meant much to them. Don't
> abandon 'y Ddraig Goch' too readily!
I had no idea that the dragon standard's ancestry went that far back.
This is of course a very good point; and would suit the Kernu very well,
as they are quite proud of their Roman ancestry.
Now how do we fit St. David, a Celtic cross, a dive-bombing dove, an eagle
and a rampaging dragon all on one little flag? ;^)
> The other well known Roman symbol was, of course, the eagle. And as
> eagles are known in Wales - Snowdonia is called, in Welsh, 'Eryri'
> (the place of > eagles) <-- eryr (eagle).