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7. Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 10 [Vol. 7, 879-80]
[All]: Sts 10-13 celebrate S. Dionysius (Denis or Denys), bishop of Paris, d. c. 250, for a long time regarded as the patron saint of France. According to Gregory of Tours (Krusch 1937, 23) he is supposed to have been sent into Gaul as a missionary by Pope Clement I (active c. 96 AD; on his cult in Scandinavia see Hofmann 1997 and Carron 2005) and to have been beheaded a few years later at Montmartre, along with a priest named Rusticus and a deacon, Eleutherius. Two fragments of a Dionysius saga are preserved in late ON mss (Unger 1877, I, 312-22, Widding, Bekker-Nielsen and Shook 1963, 307; Foote 1962, 22). S. Dionysius was co-patron of churches at Engey (C14th) and Reykholt, and co-patron of the altar at Viðey monastery (Cormack 1994, 93).
Unger, C. R. ed. 1877. Heilagra manna sø… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Anon Heil 10, n. All (SkP 7)
Carron, Helen ed. and trans. 2005. Cleme… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Anon Heil 10, n. All (SkP 7)
Cormack, Margaret. 1994. The Saints in I… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Anon Heil 10, n. All (SkP 7)
Foote, Peter G. ed. 1962. Lives of Saint… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Anon Heil 10, n. All (SkP 7)
Krusch, Bruno ed. 1937. Gregorii Episcop… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Anon Heil 10, n. All (SkP 7)