Lincoln Imp Small Sterling Silver Charm .925 X 1 Lincolnshire Imps Charms Bj9004
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Lincoln Imp Small Sterling Silver Charm .925 X 1 Lincolnshire Imps Charms Bj9004:
- Lincoln Imp
- Sterling Silver 925
- Fitting - Jump Ring
- Lincolns Imps and their story
Approximate weight 1.2 Grams.
Today the Lincoln imp sits cross legged on a pillar in the Lincoln Cathedrals Angel Choir. A multitude of stories as to how he came to be perched there have been told over time. All the stories share the same plot - Satan sent the imp to Lincoln Cathedral to cause trouble. The imp carried out his orders and began destroying the Angel Choir. When an angel appeared the imp jumped up onto the pillar and threw rocks at the angel. To stop to the imps naughtiness the angel turned the little imp to stone.
There are 3 sizes of charm. The small is reference BJ9004 - The medium is reference BJ9005 - The large is reference BJ9006
This version is the SMALL as shown on the photos on this listing====Other tales of the naughty Imps
According to a 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures calledimps were sent bySatan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem in Northern England, the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up theBishop. When anangel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angel, but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone, giving the second imp a chance to escape. It is said that even on still days it is always windy around the cathedral, which is the second imp circling the building looking for his friend.
There are many variations on Lincoln Imp legends. According to one popular legend, the imp which escaped fled north toGrimsby, where it soon began making trouble. It entered St. James' Church and began repeating its behaviour from Lincoln Cathedral. The angel reappeared and gave the imp's backside a good thrashing before turning it to stone as it had the first imp at Lincoln. The "Grimsby Imp" can still be seen in St James' Church, clinging to its sore bottom. Another legend has the escaped imp turned to stone just outside the cathedral, and sharp-eyed visitors can spot it on a South outside wall.
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