Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A 7 headed dragon

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too!

Today's weather vane  is from Madrid, Spain.

Do you know the location of weather vane #199? Scroll down to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was seen in Madrid, Spain.  We were waiting in line at the Prado art museum and this catholic church was located across the street.  It is called San Jeronimo el Real, at 4 Calle de Moreto, on the corner of Calle Ruis de Alarcon.  This is the royal church where the heir to the throne, the Prince of Asturias (similar to England's Prince of Wales) is invested. King Juan Carlos I was crowned here, and there have been many royal weddings here as well.  In the future, most of these royal ceremonies will probably take place next to the royal palace at the Cathedral of the Almudena, which was finally completed in 1993. 

San Jeronimo (Saint Jerome) is usually symbolized by a lion, because there is a story about him healing a lion's paw.  He is also symbolized by an owl, the symbol of wisdom, because Saint Jerome was a scholar and is usually depicted with a book in paintings and statues. I don't know why this weathervane is of a seven headed dragon.   This is the symbol of "the beast" in the Book of Revelation 12:3 "I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads." 

Click here for the website for Parroquia de San Jeronimo el Real de Madrid 

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