Eventyr om sankta Walburga

Tåning kirke, Skanderborg museum
Tåning kirke
Tåning kirke
Tåning kirke
foto: nationel museet Skanderborg museum
Tåning kirke. st. Valborg optog

"Nine nights before the first of May is Walburga in flight, unceasingly chased by wild ghosts and seeking a hiding place from village to village. People leave their windows open so she can be safe behind the cross-shaped windowpane struts from her roaring enemies. For this, she lays a little gold piece on the windowsill, and flees further. A farmer who saw her on her flight through the woods described her as a white lady with long flowing hair, a crown upon her head; her shoes were fiery gold, and in her hands she carried a three-cornered mirror that showed all the future, and a spindle, as does Berchta. A troop of white riders exerted themselves to capture her. So also another farmer saw her, whom she begged to hide her in a shock of grain. No sooner was she hidden than the riders rushed by overhead. The next morning the farmer found grains of gold instead of rye in his grain stook. Therefore, the saint is portrayed with a bundle of grain." (Rochholz,Drei Gaugtinen (Three Local Goddesses), 1870, p. 26-27)

http://greatgrandmotherskitchen.blogspot.dk/2012/05/st-walburgas-day.html

http://www.katolsk.no/biografier/historisk/walburga

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