British Christian Pantheon



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Created On 3 November 2002
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These are saints that were known to the British Celts around the time of Arthur. There were more saints known at that time, but I am not sure how many were revered by the people of the British Isles. I have not given many of these saints skills or spells, simply because I do not have access to any Lives of these saints, so I don't know what miracles they performed. Also, many saints were credited with miracles after they died, especially if they were martyrs. If anyone can tell me of their miracles, I would appreciate it and would credit those who have helped.
 

British Saints


St. Alban
Description: British Martyr (3rd century)
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St. Carannog
Description: Subduued a serpent pursued by Arthur, even though he had removed the Saint's Altar, he restored it afterwards
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Divine Magic: Command Serpent
Divine Spirit Possession: Command Serpent

St. Collen
Description: opponent of Gwynn ap Nudd, Lord of the Underworld, at Glastonbury Tor
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St. David/Dewi
Description: Patron of Wales, died 601, austere, only drank water
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St Defel/Derfel Cadarn
Description: -the strong - a warrior at Camlan, Llanderfel in Gwynedd
Skills: Spear Attack, Sword Attack, Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Protection
Divine Magic: Shield, Truesword
Divine Spirit Possession: Truesword

St Dwyn/Dwyu/Donwenna/Dwynwen
Description: Daughter of king Brychan, Maelon wished to marry her but she dreamt he drank a drink that turned him to ice, she prayed he would be unfrozen and that all lovers would be cured of each other or be given happiness and became the patron of lovers, curing animals
Skills: First Aid, Animal Lore, Human Lore, Matchmaking
Spirit Magic: Heal
Divine Magic: Cure Love, Heal Wound
Divine Spirit Possession: Cure Love

St Efflam
Description: Arthur was thirsty after trying to subdue a serpent, Efflam made a spring rise and defeated the serpent
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Divine Magic: Create Spring, Bless Water
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Water

St Illtyd
Description: Cousin of Arthur, supposed to be a magician/druid, learned scholar (5th/6th century)
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Divine Magic: Predict Future
Divine Spirit Possession: Predict Future

St Madrun/Matriana
Description: Daughter of Vortimer, son of Vortigern, fled to Cornwall carrying her son Ceidio
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St Mylor
Description: Prince whose uncle maimed him by removing his right hand and left foot to stop him being king, replaced with silver and bronze limbs which worked as normal, executed in a monastory
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St Padern/Paternus
Description: Founder of Lanbadarn Fawr (Dyfed) Arthur tried to steal his tunic so he caused the ground to swallow him to his neck
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Divine Magic: Command/Summon/Bind Gnome, Create Pit
Divine Spirit Possession: Create Pit

St Petrog/Pedrog
Description: South Wales, worshipped in Padstow (Wethinoc) Cornwall, hermit, affinity with animals stag (6th century)
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Irish Saints


St. Attracta/Araght
Description: Nun, fled from home, made a nun by St. Patrick, founded a refuge for travellers at Logh Gara (5th-6th century)
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St. Brendan
Description: Travelled to the Land of the Saints in the west, travelled between many islands on a long voyage (486-578)
Skills: Boat, Shiphandling, Navigate
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St. Brigid
Description: "The Mary of the Gael", founded abbey at Kildare (450-523)
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St. Gobhnet
Description: Nun who was instructed to build an oratory where she saw nine white deer grazing, this was at Ballyvourney, she kept beehives there and the bees acted as watchdogs, driving thieves away, there is a holy well there
Skills: Understand Bees, Craft (Beekeeping), Treat Poison
Spirit Magic: Bee Calm, Cure Bee Sting
Divine Magic: Command Bee Swarm
Divine Spirit Possession: Command Bee Swarm

St Patrick
Description: Patron of Ireland, Welsh nobleman, drove serpents from Ireland, destroyed Crom Cruach (385-461)
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Spirit Magic: Ignite
Divine Magic: Command Serpent
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Scottish Saints

St Columba/Columcille
Description: Born in Donegal, exiled in battle, servant of St Finnian, converted Irish settlers in Scotland, many Picts, founded monastary on Iona, Poet and Satirist (521-597)
Skills: Poetry, Sword Attack, Shield Parry, Orate
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Divine Magic: Wound Tongue, Command Monsters
Divine Spirit Possession: Wound Tongue

St Kenneth/Cainnech/Canice
Description: Irish monk, moved to Wales and Scotland after his monastary was destroyed by plague, visited Columba, restored a girl to life, close to animals, foretold coming events (525-600)
Skills: Understand Beast Speech
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Divine Magic: Predict Future, Resurrect (One Use), Speak to Small Animals
Divine Spirit Possession: Predict Future

St Kentigern
Description: Patron of Glasgow, Cumbrian monk, grandon of Urien, baptised Merlin, salmon is sacred to him (died 612)
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Breton Saints

St Samson
Description: Bishop of Dol, Brittany, Welshman trained by Illtyd, missionary, fled to Brittany after Arthur died at Camlan, one of the Scilly Isles is named after him (490-565)
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Other Saints

St. Andrew
Description: Apostle of Christ, patron of Scotland (1st century)
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St.George
Description: Dragon slayer, Impregnator of Women (3rd/4th century)
Skills: Sword Attack, Spear Attack, Lance Attack, Ride, Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Protection
Divine Magic: True Spear, True Sword, Shield, Fire Shield
Divine Spirit Possession: Fire Shield

St Joseph of Arimathaea
Description: Disciple of Christ, took Christ's body and laid it in his own tomb, came to Britain and founded the Grail Dynasty (1st century)
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St. Michael
Description: Archangel, drove Satan from heaven in the Great War
Skills: Sword Attack and Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Fire Blade, Bladesharp, Protection and Strength
Divine Magic: Shield, True Sword, Great Parry
Divine Spirit Possession: True Sword