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thematic-docs

2014/december

 

 

 

 

   Galician place-names are a seemingly endless source of surprises. There are no historical episodes which could even suggest the presence of Pictish tribes in Galicia. Is it possible that mixed Pictish-Gaelic place-names are to be found all over the Galician geography?

     

 

Pictish place-names in Galicia

 

     


In this document we compare the leyend of
St. James (
Santiago) in Galicia to that of
St. Patrick in Ireland. Surprisingly, they
have much more in common than it would have been expected. We also analyze
some Galician and Spanish given names.

   

 

 

St. James and  St. Patrick

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