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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mgr 29VII l. 6

Longínus — Longinus


Longínus (noun m.): [Longinus]



[6] Longínus ‘Longinus’: The Roman soldier who speared Christ in the side as he hung on the Cross. For a discussion of Longinus, see Stephens 1883, 326-8. Longinus is not mentioned in Mar (1871, xvii, 1009). In some medieval versions of the story of Christ’s death (e.g. Legenda Aurea ‘Golden Legend’) Longinus is a blind man cured immediately by contact with Christ’s blood.



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