Blazons on Thigh - interesting thread on SFI

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Blazons on Thigh - interesting thread on SFI

Postby Paul » 13 Aug 2006 20:18

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread ... adid=70398

Originally posted by Bruno Cerkuenik
Hi,
I know this subjetc has nothing to do with swords, but it´s related to european martial arts, and I believe this is the best forum to talk about it :)

Well, my question is,
Why people wore blazons on their thighs?

I know thay in the Bible there´s a verse in The Apocalypse of John:

"On his robe and on his [B]thigh
he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS"

Well, and in Hans Wurm manuscript, one of the wrestlers has the insignia of a fighting guild emblazoned on his thigh.

Which is the origin of this habit/symbolism?

Thanks!

Sorry for the english mistakes [/B]
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