1. Ice Swimmer says

    From the web pages of Norstedts publishing house I found this.
    English translation:

    According to old tales, one would get through Heaven’s gates if one would set a captive ladybird free. The ladybird would thus be a symbolic key.

    The ladybird was early on linked to Virgin Mary, who according to the Catholic faith had the ability to unlock the gates of Heaven. Mary is also connected with the seven virtues and the number of spots on the little round beetle is seven. Thus, people thought that Virgin Mary could sen her little helper, the little maid in the sky to open the realm of the Heaven.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    I wonder how Simon/Pete figures in all of this? Or does this all work only when Pete has gone fishing.

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