or Danebrog. The old flag of Denmark. The tradition is
that Waldemar II. of Denmark saw in the heavens a fiery cross which
betokened his victory over the Esthonians (1219). This story is very
similar to that of Constantine (q.v.), and of St. Andrew's
Cross. (See Andrew, St.)
The order of Danebrog.
The second of the Danish orders. Brog means “cloth” or banner.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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