Bishop Hatto

German - A miserly 10th C. Archbishop of Mains. He had some of his poor parishioners buried alive, describing them as rats when they asked for food. Their souls, in the form of rats, drove him into the Rhine where he sheltered in a stone tower. The rats ate through the walls and devoured the terrified bishop. An alternative story says that he shut the peasants in a barn and burnt the building to the ground. In this version, mice take the place of rats. In some lore, occasionally known as Bishop Hatto, Bishop Adolf, Bishop Adolf, Adolf, Bishop, Bishop Widerolf, Bishop Widerolf, Widerolf, Bishop, Hatto or Hatto.

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