In 397 St. Ninian, the first Christian missionary to Scottland, built a whitewashed stone church on the isle of Whithorn. The native Picts called is “HVITAERN”, the white house. This is a replica of a cross found during an archeological excavation on the site. The early missionaries incorporated the five rings of the sun symbol, which was an important Pictish deity, ito this early Christian cross.
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