Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. JAMES THE GREAT

Christian Saint

Also known as James the Greater

Patron Saint of Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Rheumatism

Fisherman and an original Disciple of Jesus. He is not to be confused with his namesake St. James the Less.

In the 7th Century someone decided he must have been to Spain at some time as an evangelist, which entitled him to be Patron of Spain. We’re not sure where that idea came from, but perhaps it was divine inspiration.

He was given the emblem of a scallop shell and was often depicted as a pilgrim with a staff.

In 844 he miraculously appeared to help the Spaniards defeat the Moors in the battle of Clavijo. Obviously he believed that old story about him going to Spain, so it must be true after all.

St. James the Great Facts and Figures

Name: James the Great
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: James the Greater

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-44
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 128

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