The ship sailed from Britain in clear weather. But soon began a violent storm. A nun fell on her knees right on the deck – and the sea calmed down immediately. Sailors on shore told this miracle, and in Germany, Walburga was met with awe. Since then, considered the patroness saint of sailors (also helpful in rabies and in a storm). Subsequently, Walburga became abbess of the monastery of Heidenheim, in town Bavaria near Ayshtadta, and after his brother's death led even monasteries.
Her virtues and many miracles have brought her fame. Check with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger to learn more. Walburga died on February 25, the 777 was more than 100 years, the wonders of the nuns forgotten. But here's a new bishop Ayshtadta decides to restore the monastery and church. Working desecrated the grave of the abbess, and one night it was a terrible shadow Bishop … Soon – namely May 1 – the remains of the nuns moved to Ayshtadt, putting in void one of the rocks. And from the top of the rock to flow healing oil helps against many diseases.
Walburga was canonized, was canonized. Later, her remains were taken to different cities in Germany, and the days when it happened, devoted to it (February 25, Oct. 12, 24 September). But the big day over. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Eliot Lauer by clicking through. Walburga – the first of May. It would seem that nothing of any birth or in the glorious life of a nun, but this single date is not associated with nocturnal bacchanalia Valpurgisnahta. But if you look closely to ancient frescoes in many churches of its name … The crown at the feet of the saint points to its royal origin Staff – a sign that Walburga was a founder of the monastery. But there are other characters. Walburga painted on the backdrop of the old lime trees and hills. Lipa – sacred trees of pagan fertility goddess Frigg, the mountains, especially single – the abode of Holden, as well as outposts of the dead. Next to the often Walburga depicted a dog. In the biography of the saint is no mention of the dogs there. But the German and Scandinavian pagan goddesses is the most common 'helper'. Y Frigg were dogs in the Netherlands Nehalennia too. And one of the Goddesses and the name – 'the mother a poodle. " In addition, the image of a dog is associated with fertility and health. To be a good harvest, the ancient Germans 'fed' the mysterious chicken dog vindhaunda. A triangular mirror in the hands of nuns in Some murals? Legend has it that at the end of April in the forests of peasants saw a girl running away from hunters with a mirror in her hand, which showed the future. The farmer, who helped her hide in a pile of grain in the morning he saw that his rye turned into gold. Hunters – winter, fleeing girl – spring. Direct link to the pagan legends, and no relation to Christian saints. So once again pagan and Christian patterns woven into one fabric, and celebration of evil was given the name the righteous.