The Occitan cross wis a "Cathar rallyin seembol".[1]

Catharism (frae the Greek: καθαροί, katharoi, "the pure [anes]")[2][3] wis a Christian dualist or Gnostic revival[4] muivement that thrived in some auries o Soothren Europe, pairteecularly northren Italy an soothren Fraunce, atween the 12t an 14t centuries.


  1. La vie quotidienne des cathares du Languedoc, René Nelli.
  2. OED (1989), "Cathar".
  3. καθαροί. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  4. "Cathars & Albigenses: What Was Catharism? What did Cathars Believe?". About Religion.