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St DYMPNA

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Mental Health, Insanity, the Possessed

Unfortunate daughter of an Irish King.

He wished to replace his beautiful wife who had recently died. DYMPNA was the spitting image of her mum so he thought his daughter would fit the bill and tried to seduce her

Horrified, she fled to Belgium with her chaplain. The King chased after them, and when she still refused his incestuous advances killed both her and the priest.

For some bizarre reason she is now the Patron of the Insane. In her honor a mental hospital was founded at Gheel in Antwerp.

St DYMPNA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DYMPNA
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : May 15th
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 68
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Article last updated on 19 April 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "DYMPNA: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 19 Apr. 2009. Web. 1 September 2014.

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