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daisybellemay said in January 21st, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Loved your Anglo-Saxon riddles!

Just a note re. St.Etheldreda/Aethelthryth. I have lately been engaged in painting church panels for this and other Anglo-Saxon women saints.
Etheldreda is associated with sore throats/neck ailments because she had been very fond of jewellery and necklaces as a young woman. In later life she developed some problems (goitre, tonsilitis?) which she attributed to God’s displeasure for her earlier vanity. She suffered the pain stoically as divine recognition of her sin.
I can direct you to pics of my interpretation at the church if you would like!

Great site!

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rdenning said in January 23rd, 2014 at 12:23 am

yes please I would be interested in seeing that.