Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. MILBURGA

Christian Saint

Also known as Milburga of Wenlock, Mildburh, Milburgh

She has a village in Shropshire named after her — with, of course, a Holy Well

A well-bred Christian lady out for a quiet ride on her horse, she was set upon by pagan ruffians out hunting with hounds.

They chased her for two full days through wild countryside before she fell scratched, bleeding and exhausted to the ground. And as blood from her injuries splatted on the earth? wait for it? a spring sprang forth.

But when the hounds arrived at the spring, she and her horse had left the scene and the hounds could no longer follow the scent. Rumors of miraculous levitation abound.

Perhaps the Saint and the horse gulped down great refreshing draughts which gave them the strength to flee. Except that doesn’t explain the spring.

Meanwhile the hounds were lost and hopeless — and also very thirsty too. So it all turned out well at the Well in the end.

St. Milburga Facts and Figures

Name: Milburga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Milburga of Wenlock, Mildburh, Milburgh

Gender: Female
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-772
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 74

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

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