The Lantern Bearers Symbols & Objects

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The Dolphin Tattoo

Aquila had a dolphin tattoo on his shoulder. The dolphin was a family symbol. Aquila tells Flavia that the dolphin will be his identifying mark if he is away for many years like Odysseus. When Odysseus returned home after twenty years his slave identified him by the scar from a boar's tusk on his thigh. Bruni was impressed with his dolphin tattoo because whenever he saw a dolphin at school he would always know he would have good luck.

The Emerald Ring

Flavia, the father, wore an emerald ring with a dolphin engraved in it. When Flavia was killed in the Saxon raid, his ring was stolen from him. Later it was given to Flavia as a bride gift when she married her Saxon captor. When she encountered Aquila years later, she gave him the ring because it was rightfully his. He used the...

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