Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. CAEDMON

Christian Saint

Father of English Sacred Poetry

He was a cowherd from near Whitby who started writing songs but was too embarrassed to sing at parties.

A voice in a dream told him to aim his verses Godwards, and hey ho, St. Hilda heard him.

Suddenly it was goodbye herd and off to Whitby Monastery, and before he was done he had also translated the whole of the Bible into Anglo-Saxon.

St. Caedmon Facts and Figures

Name: Caedmon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-680
Celebration or Feast Day: February 11th

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 75

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page