If bikers are wearing it its not a Maltese cross, its an iron cross, a symbol made popular by the chopper (motorcycle) generation in America back in the sixties.
The Maltese cross is not satanic.
I haven't noticed that many bikers using it but if they do you can bet it got its basis from the Wehrmacht bikers during WW2. The iron cross is a German symbol. The Germans were some of the first to employ motorcycles heavily in combat. The iron cross and other symbols like it had their base in the medieval era including the teutonic knights who the Germans used as propoganda. You know how some bikers wear those kaizer helmets with the metal spike on top, or we think of bikers like that, its the same concept.
This is a guarded secret in the in the motorcycle club world. A patch on a bikers vest with Maltese cross with a skull on it means that biker is armed with a gun. It is usually worn on the back of the vest on the lower left side. Some say it is placed there so law enforcement will see it when he approaches the biker during a traffic stop.
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.
Roy Orbison's pendant was in the form of a cross pattee--with arms that are narrow in the center and widen considerably. The convex outer edges make it a cross pattee alisee. ------ It's called the "Maltese Cross"
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No - it's 917 grade Maltese silver.
Maltese Cross .....look for a Cross figure made of 4 jagged edge triangles
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
Yes they have to, for their safety, just like adult passengers/bikers.
Maltese or Iron Cross!
No. Many Catholics wear a cross on their rosaries, but most Christians do not wear a cross at all.
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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.