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Mr. Van Dyke
Amsterdam
Freelance Journalist
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Browsing through French literature on the symbolism of L'escargot. http://www.societes-savantes-toulouse.asso.fr/samf/memoires/T_57/PDF/04_Cranga.pdf French archeologists suggest that the Bad Snail symbolises cowardice. The French called Italians and Lombards 'snails' in Medieval times. The snail also symbolises apathy as Michele rightly states above. The 'Good' snail represents ressurrection, fertility and rebirth. In many old French graves from antic times ans early middle-ages, they found snails that were buried along the dead.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2013 on Knight v Snail at Medieval manuscripts blog
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