1. The Truth about The Stone of Destiny aka The Coronation Stone
The Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny, comes wrapped in myth and legend. Tradition has it that it was the coronation stone of Kenneth MacAlpin, the 36th King of Dalriada. But the historical view is that Fergus, son of Erc brought the revered stone from Ireland to Argyll, and was crowned on it. Whatever the origin, the Stone of Destiny was placed on the Moot Hill and used in the coronations of the Kings of Scots until the end of the 13th century.
The Stone's History
In 1296 the Stone of Destiny was captured by Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into a wooden chair, known as King Edward's Chair, on which most subsequent English sovereigns have been crowned.
On Christmas Day 1950, a group of four Scottish students reclaimed the Stone from Westminster Abbey. In the process of removing it, however, the stone broke into two pieces. Taking the larger piece the students risked roadblocks on the border and returned to Scotland.
The smaller piece was eventually brought north and the Stone of Destiny was repaired by Glasgow stonemason Robert Gray.
A major search for the stone had been ordered by the British Government, but this proved unsuccessful. Perhaps assuming that the Church would not return it to England, the stone's custodians left it on the altar of Arbroath Abbey, on 11 April 1951, in the safekeeping of the Church of Scotland.
Once the London police were informed of its whereabouts, the Stone of Scone was returned to Westminster.
Afterwards, rumours circulated that copies had been made of the Stone and that the returned Stone was not, in fact, the original.
The Stone Returns Home
In 1996, the Stone was finally restored to the people of Scotland when the British Government moved it to Edinburgh Castle.
The Stone of Destiny was last used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - and so it still performs its ancient duty, and to far greater effect, making not only the monarch of the Scots but of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
October 2008, a feature film, Stone of Destiny, based on the theft of the stone, was released by Infinity Entertainment of Vancouver.
The Dream of Jacob
Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.
When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set.
Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.
I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, & you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.I am with you & will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.
I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
The Stone of Scone… the Stone of Destiny… Lia Fail (From The Encyclopedia Brittanica:)
The Stone of Scone, also called Stone of Destiny, Scottish Gaelic Lia Fail,a stone that for centuries was associated with the crowning of Scottish kings and then, in 1296, was taken to England and later placed under the Coronation Chair.
The stone, weighing 336 pounds (152 kg), is a rectangular block of pale yellow sandstone (almost certainly of Scottish origin) measuring 26 inches (66 cm) by 16 inches (41 cm) by 11 inches (28 cm). A Latin cross is its only decoration. According to one Celtic legend, the stone was once the pillow upon which the patriarch Jacob rested at Bethel when he beheld the visions of angels.
From the Holy Land it purportedly traveled to Egypt, Sicily, and Spain and reached Ireland about 700 bce to be set upon the hill of Tara, where the ancient kings of Ireland were crowned.
Thence it was taken by the Celtic Scots who invaded and occupied Scotland.About 840 ce it was taken by Kenneth MacAlpin to the village of Scone. At Scone, historically, the stone came to be encased in the seat of a royal coronation chair.
John de Balliol was the last Scottish king crowned on it, in 1292, before Edward I of England invaded Scotland in 1296 and moved the stone (and other Scottish regalia) to London.There, at Westminster Abbey in 1307, he had a special throne, called the Coronation Chair, built so that the stone fitted under it. This was to be a symbol that kings of England would be crowned as king
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