The Maltese cross is identified as the symbol of the Christian warrior. The cross is eight-pointed and has the shape of four "V" shaped arms joined together at their bases, so that each arm has two points. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade. The eight points symbolise the chivalric virtues; * Loyalty * Piety * Frankness * Braveness * Glory and honour * Contempt of death * Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick * Respect for the church The Maltese cross remains the symbol of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and other Orders of St John. In recent centuries it has come to be adopted as the insignia of numerous orders of chivalry, and appears on the coat-of-arms of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz district. In Australia the Maltese Cross is the state emblem of Queensland. In Great Britain the first postmark employed for the cancellation of the then new postage stamps in the 1840s was the shape of a Maltese cross and named accordingly. The Maltese cross also forms the basis for the design of the Order of the Bath. The Maltese cross is also the symbol of Neath Rugby Football Club in Neath, Wales. At King George V's funeral procession, as the funeral cortege turned into New Palace Yard, the Maltese cross (really a cross patt�e) fell from the Crown and landed in the gutter. This was viewed as a bad omen for the next King, Edward VIII, who would abdicate before the year was out. The Maltese cross flower (Lychnis chalcedonica) was named after the Maltese cross because its petals are similarly shaped, though its points are more rounded into "heart"-like shapes. The Geneva drive, a gear that translates a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion, is also sometimes called a "Maltese cross mechanism" due to its similar shape. Similar crosses are used as the symbol of some Fire Services in the United States, and are often referred to as a Maltese cross, although this is not technically correct as the shape of these crosses differ. Other similar crosses (properly known as the cross patt�e) appear as the Victoria Cross and on the flag of Wallis and Futuna. It also has been used (with an elliptical orb in the center) as the official badge of the Delta Phi fraternity since 1833. The official symbol of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is the heraldic cross pattee, though the organization's founder thought it was a Maltese cross when the organization was formed in 1865. It is considered as one of the National Symbols of Malta and used to be depicted on the two mils coin of the island prior to the removal of the currency from circulation.
The eight points of the Maltese cross symbolise the eight beatitudes of Christ's Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5.3-10): The poor in spirit, They who mourn, They who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, The meek, The peacemakers, They who hunger and thirst for righteousness, The pure in heart, The merciful The Maltese Cross is also interpreted as a symbol of the eight chivalric virtues: Observation, Tact, Resource, Dexterity, Sympathy, Perseverance, Discrimination, Explicitness Another theory considers the eight points of the Maltese Cross a symbol for the eight langues of the Order of Malta: Provence, Auvergne, France, Aragon, Italy, Germany, England, Castilia
The Maltese cross is not satanic.
many people on fire departments have a tatoo based on the Maltese cross and/or star of life
A Maltese is a purebred. A Maltipoo is a cross between a Maltese and poodle.. Hope that helps...=)
a firefighters cross is nothing more than a Maltese Cross.
anything toy breed
No - it's 917 grade Maltese silver.
Maltese Cross .....look for a Cross figure made of 4 jagged edge triangles
The Maltichon is created by crossing the purebred Maltese with the purebred Bichon Frise. It is considered a hybrid dog, meaning it is not purebred, however the lineage is known. Where as the term mutt is used when a dog has an unknown lineage.
He didn't choose it. The Maltese Cross (also called the Iron Cross) was the official symbol of the German military since around 1871, although versions of the cross date back far earlier.
St. Florian's symbol is a Maltese cross.
Christian Cross: 1 - Vertical symmetry Maltese Cross: 4 - Vertical, Horizontal and two diagonals
A letter in the Queensland State Archives reveals that not even the Queensland Government knows the significance of the Maltese Cross on the Queensland flag. The most credible theory is that Queensland and the Victoria Cross became allied as a result of the fact that the Victoria Cross is a form of the Maltese Cross. The Victoria Cross was first offered in 1857 by Queen Victoria at the close of the Crimean War and Queensland was established as an independent state in 1859, just two years later.
The Maltese cross originally from the Knights of St John of Jerusalem ( the Knight Hospitalers)who used the Christian cross as a badge on their shields was adopted by the St. John Ambulance Brigade of today and also the Fire Service due to their object of service. It became known as the Maltese Cross because the Knights were given premission to settle in Malta and it is now the emblem of that country in the Mediterranean sea.B:The eight points of the Maltese cross symbolise the eight beatitudes of Christ's Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5.3-10): The poor in spirit, They who mourn, They who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, the meek, the peacemakers, they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the pure in heart and the mercifu.The Maltese Cross is also interpreted as a symbol of the eight chivalric virtues:Observation, Tact, Resource, Dexterity, Sympathy, Perseverance, Discrimination, ExplicitnessAnother theory considers the eight points of the Maltese Cross a symbol for the eight langues of the Order of Malta:Provence, Auvergne, France, Aragon, Italy, Germany, England, CastiliaWhat is known as the Maltese Cross was originally the symbol of Amalfi, a small Italian republic of the 11th centuryThe cross of Saint Florian, used by firefighters is often confused with the Maltese cross; although it may have eight or more points, it also has large curved arcs between the points.C:According to the Princeton dictionary, Maltese Cross has 2 meanings:1. A cross with arrow shaped arms2. A Eurasian garden
Maltese or Iron Cross!
A cross breed of Shig Tzu X Maltese. Google search the breed and you can find some pictures
Answer There are several British Regimental Cap Badges that are shaped like a Maltese Cross over the years. This shape was common for Rifle regiments and I have three types in my collection: King's Royal Rifle Corps. The Sherwood Forestes had a Maltese Cross with a reclining deer in the center(no wreath). In the current British Army, this badge would be worn by the Royal Green Jackets. Its badge is a Maltese Cross within a Wreath. Link: wikipedia for Royal Green Jackets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Green_Jackets
A yorkiepoo is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle. A maltipoo is a cross between a Maltese and a poodle.
Jessica Simpsons dog is a Maltese cross poodle.
No-one really knows.
Tiffany looks to be a Maltese/Papillon cross.
From what I can find out, this is the Veterans of Foreign Wars Maltese Cross.
Law and Order Criminal Intent - 2001 Maltese Cross 6-4 is rated/received certificates of: USA:TV-14