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Lia Fail

Lia Fail

The Stone of Destiny in medieval Irish romance. It was said that when the feet of rightful kings rested upon it, the stone would roar for joy. According to tradition, this became the famous Stone of Scone, on which Scottish kings were formerly crowned at Scone, near Perth, removed from Scotland by Edward I in 1296 and brought to Westminster Abbey, London, where it was housed under the Chair of St. Edward. It was stolen by Scottish Nationalists on Christmas Eve 1950 as a protest, then recovered and restored to Westminster Abbey in February 1952. It is also known as the Tanist Stone, or Jacob's Stone.

(See also Danaans )

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