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Note to Anon Mey 3VII

[5-8]: The cult of the Virgin was extremely popular in Iceland as elsewhere, and is attested by the existence of numerous mss containing versions of her life and miracles (Widding 1961; Widding, Bekker-Nielsen and Shook 1963, 321-4), by a large number of skaldic poems in her honour, as well as by her patronage of twice as many churches as any other saint (Cormack 1994, 126-9). It is worth noting, in the context of her veneration, that each of sts 1-10 mentions the name ‘Mary’ at least once.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Cormack, Margaret. 1994. The Saints in Iceland: Their Veneration from the Conversion to 1400. Studia Hagiographica 78. Brussels: Société des Bollandistes.
  3. Widding, Ole. 1961. ‘Kilderne til den norrøne Nicolaus saga’. Opuscula 2, 17-26. BA 25/1. Copenhagen: The Arnamagnæan Commission.

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