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Virgin Mary
→ Symbols → Symbols taken from the Bible
→ Exod. 3:2: Burning Bush
→ 3 Kings 10:18-20: Mary on the Throne of Solomon (flanked by 14 lions)
→ 4 Esdr. 2:32: Quoniam exuberant fontes meae et gratia mea non deficiet (My fountains run over..)
→ 4 Esdr. 5:24: Ex omnibus floribus orbis elegisti tibi lilium unum (Of all the flowers ...)
→ Ps. 86:3: Civitas dei (City of God)
→ Prov. 9:11: Mary in the house of Wisdom (with seven pillars)
→ Sap. 7:26: Speculum sine macula (Mirror without stain)
→ Cant. 2:2: Lilium intra spinas (Lily amongst thorns)
→ Cant. 4:7: Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te (Thou art all fair, O my love ...
→ Cant. 4:12: Hortus conclusus soror mea, sponsa, hortus conclusus, fons signatus (My sister, my spouse, is a garden enclosed, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up)
→ Cant. 6:9: Electa ut sol (Fair as the sun)
→ Cant. 6:9: Pulchra ut luna (Beautiful as the moon)
→ Cant. 6:9: Terribilis ut castrorem acies (Terrible as an Army)
→ Ecclus 24:24: Ego mater pulchrae dilectionis, et timoris, et agnitionis, et sanctae spei (I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope)
→ Rev. 12:1: Corona stellarum duodecim (A crown of twelve stars)