Patrick

Irish - A saint. Patron saint of Ireland. Son of Calpurnius and Concess, some say. In his youth he was said to have restored to life his dying sister and his dead foster-father and performed many other miracles such as turning icicles into firewood. When he came to Ireland from Britain, he spent some time as a slave of Milius. He offended the high-king, Laoghaire, and, in an argument with the king's druids, killed one of them named Lochru. Another druid, Lucat Moel, tried unsuccessfully to poison him and was burnt to death in a contest of magic with the saint. He turned into a fox a man, Coroticus, who had imprisoned some of the saint's followers and restored to life a dead servant of the tyrant, Mac Goill. It is said that he was accompanied by an angel named Victor and is generally supposed to have banished snakes from Ireland. It is said that he met Cailte or Oisin who told him the history of the Fianna and other ancient lore, all of which was written down by the saint's scribe, Brogan. On occassion, referred to as Patrick, Patraic, Patraic, Patrick, Patrise, Patrise, Patrice or Patrick.
Irish - One of the 2 pillars (the other is Brigit). Said to support the island. Also commonly referred to as Patrick, Patraic, Patraic, Patrick, Patrise, Patrise, Patrice or Patrick.

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