Saturday, January 12, 2019

Santa Lucía

Igrexa de San Xoán de Furelos
El Camino
Palas de Rei to Arzúa

"The emblem of eyes on a cup or plate apparently reflects popular devotion to [Santa Lucía] as protector of sight, because of her name, Lucia (from the Latin word "lux" which means "light"). In paintings St. Lucy is frequently shown holding her eyes on a golden plate. Lucy was represented in Gothic art holding a dish with two eyes on it. She also holds the palm branch, symbol of martyrdom and victory over evil." ~ Wikipedia


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