Fraser, J.





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Fraser, J., “The passion of St. Christopher”, Revue Celtique 34 (1913): 307–325.

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“The passion of St. Christopher”
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Revue Celtique 34 (1913)
Revue Celtique 34 (1913).
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34
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307–325
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Irish religious literature
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Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
(supp. fl. 3rd or 4th century)
Widely revered saint and martyr whose legend is known from a variety of sources in Greek, Latin and vernaculars such as Old English and Irish. The Bollandists distinguished between 17 different Latin versions of his life (BHL 1764–1780). In these versions and its derivatives, he is frequently described as a creature from the race of dog-heads (cynocephali), who having attained the power of speech and converted to Christianity, preaches the word of God in the city of Samos, or elsewhere, and is finally martyred by a ruler named Dagnus or the historical Roman emperor Decius (fl. 3rd century).
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