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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Mey 58VII

[All]: Fides (Faith), Spes (Hope) and Caritas (Love), represented as three daughters of a mother Sophia (Wisdom), may have been introduced to Icelanders in C14th from the Rhineland, where their cult was well known (see Cormack 1994, 37-8 for details). Several C14th-15th fragments of their lives exist (Unger 1877, I, 369-76; Widding, Bekker-Nielsen and Shook 1963, 310). These saints are said to have been martyred in Rome under the Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Unger, C. R., ed. 1877. Heilagra manna søgur. Fortællinger og legender om hellige mænd og kvinder. 2 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Bentzen.
  3. Cormack, Margaret. 1994. The Saints in Iceland: Their Veneration from the Conversion to 1400. Studia Hagiographica 78. Brussels: Société des Bollandistes.

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