Saturday, November 5, 2016

St. Justus of Beauvais was only 9 when he was beheaded for being a Christian in France Century III. ( His body took up his head, and he began to say a prayer )

St. Justus photo: tamisuitdekunst 
St. Justus was only 9 when he was beheaded for being a Christian in the third century France. However, his body took up his head, and he began to say a prayer. This would have frightened the soldiers who beheaded him, and tried to attack him again, then fled. Boy's body was found by his father, holding his head in his hands, and then began to speak again. His head became a holy object of worship.

Other such examples are those of Saint Denis in Paris, considered the most famous, for that bore his hands head six miles from Montmartre to the place where the basilica was to be built, the Holy Gires de la Jara or Walles the Holy Winnifried the community. The number of cases is 120, those who went through this experience being martyred by the Church.
Saint Denis, a martyr turned legend in Montmartre photo: studiosparis



Christian saints are not the only ones whose head has survived after being separated from the body in Celtic culture there are fixated on this side of the body, and some stories before Celtic Christians evoked also the subject, what makes us inquire story of these Christians took as inspiration the elements of Celtic culture? Or arose independently? Christian saints are not the only cases. In ancient Greek myth, Orpheus's head separated from the body by maenads (trace priestesses of Dionysus), he continued to send prophets. Welsh legends is found also this idea.

It is tempting to believe that the legend of Justus is closely linked to Celtic culture, especially the Celtic winter holidays are likened to Christmas. But art historian Scott Montgomery has studied this issue and found a number of legends that had the same theme and, potriivit him, signifies the power of the saints after death and locates them in a position of superiority, divinizându them. In his view, there is absolutely no connection between Celtic culture and legends of saints Christians, and why they made this connection lies in the geographical distance between the two kinds of legends and circumstances in which they were running. "We have no evidence that anyone knows these legends Celtic, who are isolated from the western part of the British Isles before this practice to occur in Italy or France. The place where this method appeared not related to the legends have appeared, "he said.

There oo clear proof to the fact that Celtic culture, which spread to Europe and the British Isles until held the Roman conquest, several hundred years before the first millennium AD to begin, there was a also fixated on the head separated from the body. However, the evidence on Celtic religious culture are extremely fragile, and scientists have become increasingly skeptical about how these legends can give us valuable information about past Celtic culture.





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