Cephalophore
A cephalophore (from the Greek for "head-carrier") is a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been ma...
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The Greene Knight
The Greene Knight is a late medieval rhyming romance, found in the Percy Folio Manuscript. The storyline effectively parallels the more famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in describing the dealing...
Nectan of Hartland
Saint Nectan, sometimes styled Saint Nectan of Hartland, was a 5th-century holy man who lived in Stoke, Hartland, in the English county of Devon, where the prominent Church of Saint Nectan, Hartland i...
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Minias of Florence
Saint Minias (Minas, Miniatus) (Italian: Miniato, Armenian: Մինաս) (3rd century) is venerated as the first Christian martyr of Florence. The church of San Miniato al Monte is dedicated to him...
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Domninus of Fidenza
Saint Domninus of Fidenza (Italian: San Donnino di Fidenza) is an Italian Catholic saint. According to tradition, he died in 304 AD and was a native of Parma. The cathedral at Fidenza (a town on...
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Nicasius of Rheims
Saint Nicasius or Nicaise of Rheims (French: Saint-Nicaise; d. 407 or 451) was a bishop of Rheims. He founded the first cathedral in Rheims and is the patron saint of smallpox victims.
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Osgyth
Osgyth (or Osyth) (died 700 AD) was an English saint. She is primarily commemorated in the village of Saint Osyth, Essex, near Colchester. Alternative spellings of her name include Sythe, Othith and O...
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Valerie of Limoges
St Valerie of Limoges (also Valeria of Limoges) is a legendary Christian martyr and cephalophore, associated with the Roman period, whose cult was very important in Limousin, France, in the medieval p...
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Saint Gwinear
Saint Gwinear was a Celtic martyr, one of only two early Cornish saints whose biographies survived the Reformation. The Life of Gwinear was written in the early 14th century by a priest named Anselm, ...
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Bertran de Born
Bertran de Born (1140s – by 1215) was a baron from the Limousin in France, and one of the major Occitan troubadours of the twelfth century.
Bertran de Born was the eldest son of Bertran de B...
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Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian
Victoricus (or Victorice, Victoric), Fuscian (or Fulcian, Fulcien, Fuscien) and Gentian (or Gentien) (died 287 or 303) are venerated as martyrs by the Catholic Church. Their feast day falls on Decemb...
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Felix and Regula
The saints Felix and Regula are Coptic Orthodox and Roman Catholic saints, together with their servant Exuperantius, and are the patron saints of Zürich, their feast day being 11 September at the head...
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Denis
According to Christian tradition, Saint Denis (also called Dionysius, Dennis, or Denys) is a Christian martyr and saint. In the third century, he was Bishop of Paris. He was martyred, with his compani...
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Solange
Solange (died 10 May, c. 880) was a Frankish shepherdess and a locally-venerated Christian saint, whose cult is restricted to Sainte-Solange, Cher. Saint Solange was the patron of the traditional Prov...
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Miliau
St Miliau or Miliav is a Breton saint and eponym of the village of Guimiliau, where he is particularly venerated. He is said to be a good saint to invoke in cases of rheumatism. St Miliau is a figure...
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Lucian of Beauvais
Saint Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien) of Beauvais (died c. 290 AD) is a Christian martyr of the Catholic Church, called the "Apostle of Beauvais." He was killed in the 3rd century during the Diocletian per...
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Féchín of Fore
Saint Féchín or Féichín (died 665), also known as Mo-Ecca, was a 7th-century Irish saint, chiefly remembered as the founder of the monastery at Fore (Fobar), County Westmeath.
Sources for his life...
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Alban of Mainz
Saint Alban of Mainz (b. unknown, Greece or Albania; d. c. 406 in Mainz) was a priest, missionary, and martyr. Rabanus Maurus wrote in his Martyrology about Alban, who was sent to Gallia as a missiona...
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Emygdius
Saint Emygdius (Latin: Emidius, Æmedius, Emigdius, Hemigidius; Italian: Sant'Emidio; c. 279 – c. 309 AD) was a Christian bishop who is venerated as a martyr. Tradition states that he was killed d...
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Ginés de la Jara
Saint Ginés de la Jara (also known as Ginés de la Xara, Ginés el Franco, Genesius Sciarensis) is a semi-legendary saint of Spain. He is associated with the region surrounding Cartagena, of which he i...
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Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia
Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia were venerated as martyrs and saints. Their feast day is October 11. Their historicity is uncertain, and "no trustworthy historical reports of [them] exis...
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Jovan Vladimir
Jovan Vladimir or John Vladimir (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Владимир; ca. 990 – 22 May 1016) was the ruler of Duklja, the most powerful Serbian principality of the time, from around 1000 to 1016...
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Aphrodisius
Saint Aphrodisius (French: Saint Aphrodise, Afrodise, Aphrodyse, Aphrodite) is a saint associated with the diocese of Béziers, in Languedoc, southern France.According to Gregory of Tours, Aphrodis...
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Wyllow
Wyllow was a Cornish hermit saint and martyr whose existence was reported by William Worcester.He was said to have been born in Ireland and was reputedly beheaded by Melyn ys Kynrede in the parish of ...
Juthwara
Saint Juthwara was a British virgin and martyr from Dorset, who probably lived in the 6th century.Her relics were translated to Sherborne during the reign of Ethelred the Unready. Nothing further is k...
Saturnina
Saint Saturnina (French: Sainte Saturnine) is venerated as a Christian virgin martyr, “now believed to most likely be purely legendary.”
Her legend states that she came from a noble German fam...
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Girdle
A girdle is an undergarment made of elasticized fabric and worn mainly by women. It is a form-fitting foundation garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn ofte...
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Quiteria
Saint Quiteria (Spanish: Quiteria; Catalan: Quitèria; Occitan: Quiteira; French: Quitterie; Portuguese: Quitéria; Tamil: கித்தேரியம்மாள், Kitheriammal) was a 5th-century virgin...
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Romance (genre)
Romance or romantic usually refers to romance (love), love emphasizing emotion over libido.It may also refer to:
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Middle English: Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Knyȝt) is a late 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance. It is one of the best known Arthurian stories, and is of a type...
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