In the Irish Origins of Civilisation link to the right (sub section Light, Magic and Masonry), the author Michael Tsarion notes:
Yekun becomes Jakin, one of the pillars at the gates of Solomon's (Aton's) Temple. We see these two stately pillars at the portals of all Masonic lodges and important government buildings. These phallic altars to Lucifer (Aton) can be found in most civic centers in the world as the obelisk, tower, or single erect stone monument. They stand in the center of prominent city "squares" and near important banks, churches, and educational institutions. The very word phallic comes from phalos which meaning "white" or "bright." It is akin to phaos that also means "light."
Edinburgh's phallic symbol is then, most probably, the Walter Scott monument in Princes Street Gardens, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Yesterday's Evening News told of how the structure is likely to be joined by another this summer, a giant Ferris wheel. Very close by, on the Mound (full details not released yet), we are told that an London Olympic Ring design is to be added; it was originally planned to be attached to the Castle although this was abandoned.
By the very name, it (the phallus) was connected with the Sun - Albert Pike
Meanwhile, football team Heart of Midlothian (who share the same name as one of Scott's novels), are financially in big trouble, Her Majesty's Tax collectors have today given them seven days to pay up or face liquidation. Their sack is empty though. Whilst Walter Scott's old abode - Abbotsford House - is in the news, again today, an "array of architectural treasures" unearthed as the property undergoes a "major overhaul".
Some sort of birthing ritual ?
BBC - Walter Scott story.
Heart of Midlothian.