Grosjean, Paul





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Grosjean, Paul, “Cyngar Sant”, Analecta Bollandiana 42 (1924): 100–120.

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“Cyngar Sant”
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42
Pages
100–120
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History, society and culture
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CyngarCyngar of Congresbury / Cungar of Congresbury (supp. fl. early 8th century) – Patron saint of Congresbury (Cungres-byrig) in Somerset, to which it supposedly gave its name. His origins are obscure. It has been suggested that he was originally a Welsh/British saint, or alternatively, that he was invented to explain the placename and equip Congresbury with an origin story, based perhaps on a version of the Welsh saint. His vita shows certain affinities with 12th-century Welsh Latin hagiography associated with Caradog and the monastery of Llancarfan.
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Dennis Groenewegen