Monday, 17 September 2012

And the prize for best relic goes to ...

The other thing from Wilsnack: a case of the lesser relics and offerings owned by the shrine, in addition to its prize relic (three bleeding Hosts). You will of course recognise this as …

 … a whale vertebra: but not, it seems, just any whale vertebra. This comes from Jonah’s actual whale.
                I’m actually not at all convinced that anyone really claimed that in the Middle Ages, but it’s too good a story to inquire into too closely.

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