(2 syl.) or St. Gudula, patron saint of Brussels, was
daughter of Count Witger, died 712. She is represented with a lantern,
from a tradition that she was one day going to the church of St.
Morgelle with a lantern, which went out, but the holy virgin lighted it
again with her prayers.
in Christian art is represented carrying a lantern which a demon
tries to put out. The legend is a repetition of that of St. Geneviève,
as Brussels is Paris in miniature.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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