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Amel and Penhor

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Title

Amel and Penhor

Subject

After the Breton Legend, as narrated by Paul Féval

Description

Recounts a story of Saint Malo, in northern Brittany, and its legend of a Great Flood. Penhor, daughter of Bud, was wife of Amel, who tended the flocks of Annan, the great seigneur; Childless Penhor weaves a veil for Holy Mary; gets the baby she prays for, and dedicates her son (Raoul) , when born, to Mary’s divine colour, blue. When flood comes to the village, the church is full, and Penhor, Amel, Raoul can’t get into the church for safety. The waters rise. First Amel tells Penhor to climb on his shoulder, so she and the baby can live; then Amel holds Raoul above her head, so he can live. They all die, but Mary carries the three souls direct to heaven, because of their great love for each other.

Creator

Legend retold by Edith Wingate Rinder
Headpiece by Nellie Baxter, Marion A. Mason, and Annie Mackie

Publisher

Patrick Geddes & Colleagues

Date

Autumn 1895

Rights

Public Domain
Source: 1) Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections; 2) Private Collection (Dennis Denisoff)

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities

Language

English

Type

Image, Text
Essay

Identifier

EGV2o_decorp_p93
EGV2o_head_p93

Date Modified

30 October 2017, ljk