Isle of Man Flag

Isle of Man Flag

Flag of Isle of Man - Description of the Isle of Man Flag

The Isle of Man is a British crown dependency and  lies in the Irish Sea

The origins of the name of the island are unknown but it is referred to in Scandinavian Sagas as Mon or Maon

As the above picture of the Isle of Man Flag indicates the overall background Red

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Isle of Man flag represent the following:

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Isle of Man flag is described as Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Isle of Man flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The emblem on the Isle of Man flag pictures  the "trinacria" emblem in the centre which is a Coat of Arms which date back to the 13th century

The Meaning & History of the Isle of Man Flag - The Isle of Man emblem depicts the triskell, or triskelion, from the Greek "three-legged" is one of the oldest symbols known to mankind and depicts triplicity in unity:

The triskell is featured the Celtic religion, and is said to represent the three dynamic elements: water, air, and fire

The representation of the triskell must be dextrogyrous (turning to the right)

A senstrogyrous (turning to the left) triskell would have a hostile meaning

The war dances of the ancient Celts started by turning to the left to show hostility, and ended by turning to the right, as a sign of victory

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