Shell—Pilgrimage (4)

A fan of pathways

 joining at a sacred place

where ocean shells sing.

©2017 Ontheland

The scallop shell symbol of St James Way is laden with myth and meaning. Shells are worn and offered.  Stylized shell symbols appear on maps and trail markers:

Carpe Diem January 2017 scallop trail marker.jpg

image
Map showing routes to Santiago de Compostela —by Mr Manfred Zentgraf, Volkach
,Germany • CC-BY-SA-3.0 .  The heavy red line shows a popular journey from the border of France, west to the northwest tip of Spain. 

 

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