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)