In yesterday’s post I mentioned my Scots-Irish ancestry. After a little prompting from a friend over Facebook about the origin of my family name, “Daniels”, I was pointed towards my Scottish family crest. What I saw delighted me. Behold it in all its glory:
Look closely to the top center and you will see a certain magical horned creature: The Unicorn. Forget majestic horses or roaring lions or mauling bears. That ancient squirrelly Daniels clan went all out and one upped every other family crest. Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of your enemies like a prancing unicorn. True warriors are we.
William Wallace would be proud.
My family motto is better than yours too.
The Latin words “Nec Timeo Nec Sperno” mean, “I neither fear nor despise.” And I can totally relate. What is there to fear or hate when you’re riding on the bare back of a freakin’ unicorn?! Doesn’t get much better than that, friends.
Peace and grace,