What is the symbol of James the Greater?
The symbols of Saint James the Greater are:key
pilgrim with wallet and staff
dark-bearded man holding a book
dark-bearded man holding a sword
dark-bearded man holding a scroll
dark-bearded man with a floppy pilgrimâ€˜s hat, long staff, water bottle, and scallop shell
elderly, bearded man wearing a hat with a scallop shell
man mounted on horseback, trampling a Moor
man holding the long staff of a pilgrim from which a wallet or gourd of water is suspended
man with a thin beard, and the hair parted in the middle and flowing down on each side
man with shells around him
pilgrim of Compostella
scallop shell on his flapped hat
scallop shell on his shoulder
Saint James the greaters symbol was a Pilgrim's bell And a traveler's staff
The greater than symbol is typically a mathematical symbol declaring that one given value or number is greater than another given value or number. One would use this symbol for certain mathematical applications, as well as to indicate in any circumstance that one things value is greater than another.
There are two people named Saint James both of whom were apostles. The titles James the Greater and James the Less were used to distinguish one from the other. One thought is that the "Greater" and "Less" titles applied because James the Greater appears in the Bible more (aka more was written about him) than James the Less -- which is the same distinction between a major prophet and minor prophet in the Old Testament…
The emblem of St James is the cockleshell. The legend is told that when Saint James' remains were taken by boat to Spain, a man was riding his horse on the beach. The horse saw the boat and plunged into the sea, with its rider, making for the boat. They sank but then rose again, covered with scallop shells.