Spear of destiny

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Spear of destiny

Post by Alatar » Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:57 am

Out of curiosity, and with the assumption that I was ignorant of something obvious to those brought up in Christian households, I did a bit of looking about for information about the Roman who wounded Jesus with his spear. People might be interested in the Wikipedia entry here:
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear_of_Destiny

My favourite Christian legend that came into vogue in the Middle Ages is still the story of St.Josaphat, although Christina the Astonishing has a cool story too.
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Re: Spear of destiny

Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:40 pm

Alatar wrote:Out of curiosity, and with the assumption that I was ignorant of something obvious to those brought up in Christian households, I did a bit of looking about for information about the Roman who wounded Jesus with his spear. People might be interested in the Wikipedia entry here:
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear_of_Destiny

My favourite Christian legend that came into vogue in the Middle Ages is still the story of St.Josaphat, although Christina the Astonishing has a cool story too.
Stranger than fiction??? I was totally unaware of the legend of Longinus when we began work on Lex Rex. Just before it was completed, I shared the idea of the story with a fan who told me about the legend. I also found myself reading a fantasy novel about the quest for the lance, and then another by Bernard Cornwell about an archer searching for (you guessed it) the very same lance. I also got a magazine with an article about the lance. All this happened within two weeks - and just as we were completing the last song on the album. True story :D
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