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
Birth and Death Dates: ???-44
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 940
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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