What is basileia or Basiléia?
Look up Basileia or Basiléia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Basileia (an Ancient Greek word meaning royal palace) may refer to: Basileia Theological Journal, a theological journal published biannually by Central India Theological Seminary.
What is Basilia known for?
Basilia is first named as part of the Roman military fortifications along the Rhine in the late 4th century. The Germanic confederation of the Alemanni attempted to cross the Rhine several times in the 4th century, but were repelled; one such event was the Battle of Solicinium (368).
What is the origin of the basilisk of Basle?
By popular etymology, or simple assonance, the basilisk becomes closely associated with the city, used as heraldic supporter from 1448, represented on coins minted by the city, and frequently found in ornaments. The Middle French form Basle was adopted into English.
What is the origin of the Basilisk?
Accounts. The basilisk is alleged to be hatched by a cockerel from the egg of a serpent or toad (the reverse of the cockatrice, which was hatched from a cockerels egg incubated by a serpent or toad). In Medieval Europe, the description of the creature began taking on features from cockerels.
Why is Basels coat of arms a basilisk?
While Basels coat of arms is still showing the crosier of Basels medieval prince bishop, who was forced to leave the city during the Swiss Reformation , Basels heraldic animal is the Basilisk, a fable animal that seems to stimulate fantasy not only in its home Basel but also - thanks to Harry Potter - in strange places like Hogwarts castle ...
Why is the Basilisk associated with the Devil?
From the very beginning of its myth, the Basilisk was an unholy and unnatural creature. It was associated with the devil and the sin of lust in Catholicism. The Basilisk is also a symbol of the Swiss city of Basel.
What is a basilisk According to Pliny?
In his notebooks, he describes the basilisk, in an account clearly dependent directly or indirectly on Plinys: This is found in the province of Cyrenaica and is not more than 12 fingers long. It has on its head a white spot after the fashion of a diadem. It scares all serpents with its whistling.