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  • ambrós
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    Message 1 of 14 , Sep 29, 2002
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      St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
      ---------------------------------------------

      When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
      existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
      duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
      Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
      Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
      bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
      and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

      The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
      hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
      and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
      boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
      though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
      which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
      pure water.

      Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
      Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
      of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
      around the body and guarded it.

      On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
      exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
      Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
      with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
      his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
      the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
      after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
      The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

      Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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    • emrys@globe.net.nz
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        St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
        ---------------------------------------------

        When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
        existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
        duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
        Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
        Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
        bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
        and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

        The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
        hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
        and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
        boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
        though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
        which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
        pure water.

        Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
        Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
        of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
        around the body and guarded it.

        On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
        exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
        Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
        with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
        his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
        the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
        after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
        The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

        Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • emrys@globe.net.nz
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          St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
          ---------------------------------------------

          When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
          existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
          duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
          Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
          Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
          bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
          and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

          The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
          hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
          and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
          boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
          though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
          which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
          pure water.

          Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
          Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
          of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
          around the body and guarded it.

          On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
          exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
          Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
          with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
          his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
          the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
          after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
          The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

          Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
        • emrys@globe.net.nz
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            St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
            ---------------------------------------------

            When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
            existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
            duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
            Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
            Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
            bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
            and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

            The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
            hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
            and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
            boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
            though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
            which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
            pure water.

            Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
            Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
            of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
            around the body and guarded it.

            On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
            exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
            Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
            with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
            his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
            the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
            after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
            The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

            Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            *****************************************
          • emrys@globe.net.nz
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            Message 5 of 14 , Sep 29, 2006
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              St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
              ---------------------------------------------

              When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
              existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
              duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
              Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
              Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
              bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
              and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

              The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
              hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
              and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
              boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
              though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
              which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
              pure water.

              Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
              Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
              of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
              around the body and guarded it.

              On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
              exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
              Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
              with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
              his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
              the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
              after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
              The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

              Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              *****************************************
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
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              Message 6 of 14 , Oct 1, 2007
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                St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                ---------------------------------------------

                When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                pure water.

                Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                around the body and guarded it.

                On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                *****************************************
              • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                Message 7 of 14 , Sep 30, 2008
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                  St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                  ---------------------------------------------

                  When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                  existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                  duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                  Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                  Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                  bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                  and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                  The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                  hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                  and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                  boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                  though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                  which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                  pure water.

                  Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                  Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                  of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                  around the body and guarded it.

                  On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                  exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                  Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                  with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                  his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                  the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                  after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                  The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                  Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  *****************************************
                • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                    St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                    ---------------------------------------------

                    When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                    existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                    duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                    Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                    Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                    bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                    and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                    The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                    hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                    and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                    boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                    though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                    which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                    pure water.

                    Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                    Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                    of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                    around the body and guarded it.

                    On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                    exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                    Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                    with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                    his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                    the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                    after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                    The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                    Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                    These Lives are archived at:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                    *****************************************
                  • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                      St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                      ---------------------------------------------

                      When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                      existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                      duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                      Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                      Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                      bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                      and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                      The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                      hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                      and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                      boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                      though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                      which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                      pure water.

                      Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                      Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                      of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                      around the body and guarded it.

                      On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                      exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                      Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                      with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                      his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                      the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                      after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                      The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                      Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                      These Lives are archived at:
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                      *****************************************
                    • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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                        St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                        ---------------------------------------------

                        When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                        existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                        duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                        Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                        Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                        bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                        and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                        The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                        hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                        and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                        boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                        though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                        which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                        pure water.

                        Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                        Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                        of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                        around the body and guarded it.

                        On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                        exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                        Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                        with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                        his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                        the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                        after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                        The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                        Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                        These Lives are archived at:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                        *****************************************
                      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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                          St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                          ---------------------------------------------

                          When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                          existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                          duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                          Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                          Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                          bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                          and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                          The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                          hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                          and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                          boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                          though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                          which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                          pure water.

                          Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                          Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                          of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                          around the body and guarded it.

                          On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                          exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                          Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                          with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                          his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                          the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                          after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                          The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                          Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

                          These Lives are archived at:
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                          *****************************************
                        • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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                            St. Melor (Mylor) of Cornwall, Child-Martyr
                            ---------------------------------------------

                            When first Christianity penetrated Britain, a great number of Saints
                            existed, especially in Wales and Brittany. At this time there was a
                            duke, or prince, in Brittany, named Meliau, whose brother-in-law,
                            Rivold, revolted against him, and put him to death. Meliau left a son,
                            Melor, and the usurper only spared his life at the intercession of the
                            bishops and clergy. He, however, cut off his right hand and left foot,
                            and sent him to one of the local monasteries to be brought up.

                            The tradition goes on to relate that the boy was provided with a silver
                            hand and a brazen foot, and that one day, when he was aged fourteen, he
                            and the abbot were nutting together in a wood, when the abbot saw the
                            boy use his silver hand to clasp the boughs and pick the nuts, just as
                            though it were of flesh and blood. Also, that one day he threw a stone,
                            which sank into the earth, and from the spot gushed forth a fountain of
                            pure water.

                            Rivold, fearing lest the boy should depose him, bribed his guardian,
                            Cerialtan, to murder him. This Cerialtan performed. He cut off the head
                            of Melor, and carried it to the duke; but angels with lights stood
                            around the body and guarded it.

                            On his way to the duke, Cerailtan was parched with thirst, and
                            exclaimed, "Wretched man that I am! I am dying for a drop of water."
                            Then the head of the murdered boy said, "Cerailtan, strike the ground
                            with thy rod, and a fountain will spring up." He did so, and quenched
                            his thirst at the miraculous well, and pursued his way. When Rivold saw
                            the head, he touched it, and instantly sickened, and died three days
                            after. The head was then taken back to the body, and was buried with it.
                            The relics were afterwards taken to Amesbury, in Wiltshire.

                            Source: http://www.uk-christian.net/boc/melor.shtml

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