Originally Posted by rnoldh
What is it's significance?
The Red Hand of Ulster
From Ripley's Believe It or Not (1953)
The strangest victory in all history!
Heremon O'Neill racing a rival chieftain for possession of Ireland became the first man to touch its soil by cutting off his own hand and hurling it ashore!
His sacrifice made Heremon the first king of Ulster! 1015 B.C.
The RED HAND OF ULSTER is still the province's coat of arms 2,968 years later!
The flag/symbol for the province of Ulster is commonly referred to as 'the Red Hand of Ulster". The Unionist battle cry 'No Surrender!' is often depicted in murals accompanied by the Red Hand.Attachment 4434