What’s the Story with the Freemason Apron?

Sounds like a good name for a rock band, The Freemason Apron. But really, what is the origin of the Freemason apron? While I was reading about the ancient Hittites and what they were up to several thousand years ago with their horned helmets and their aprons, the horns representing their bull-cult, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Freemasons. With the Hittites, the more horns they had, the more seniority they possessed. The Hittites also carried horn-shaped weapons and their pointed shoes were meant to resemble bull’s horns. The Hittite’s male “gods” wear an apron too.

This website, www.hillcrestlodge397.com, explains it: “As a badge of honor, the Lambskin Apron spells out honesty of purpose, integrity, uprightness of character, and soundness of moral principle.”

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)


The Guild (Book 2)


The Last Quadroon (Book 3)


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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