Saunt Senara

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Saunt Senara
St Senara's Church, Zennor - - 783236.jpg
St Senara's Church in Zennor
Veneratit inCornwall
Major shrineSt Senara's Church

Saunt Senara is a legendar Cornish saunt wi links tae the veelage o Zennor on the north coast o Cornwall , UK. The Kirk o Saunt Senara, Zennor is dedicatit tae her; the veelage, nearbi heidland Zennor Head, an the neolithic tomb Zennor Quoit receivit her name indirectly.

Historical records[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae scholar Nicholas Orme, a Saunt Sinar o Zennor wis first recordit in 1170 as a male saunt ("Sanctus Sinar"), but frae 1235 onwairds as a female ane ("Sancta Sinara"). Orme states that unless she can be identifee'd wi Azenor, the mither o Saunt Budoc in Breton legends, nothing else is recordit aboot her. He pynts oot the similarity tae Saunt Senan an aw, commemorati at nearbi Sennen.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Orme, Nicholas (1992). Nicholas Roscarrock's Lives of the Saints: Cornwall and Devon. New Series. 35. Devon and Cornwall Record Society. p. 173. ISBN 0-901853-35-6.