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St Kew Cross[700 x 528 jpg]
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|Description ||Also located at St Kew is a stone with an inscription in both Latin and Ogham. It is found in the church and it reads: IVSTI, which translates as [The stone] of Iustus.|
|Fascinating! Many thanks for these photos EB - I'm glad that we are still getting pix of crosses and inscribed stones.. Wonder who Iustus was.|
|St.Kew (late 5th c) is a female saint, sister to Cyngar/Docco, she sailed from Gwent and landed in Wadebridge, where the village of Kew (formerly called Lan Docco) carries her name. In brotherly fashion he would not allow Kew anywhere near his hermit's cell until she proved that she could master a wild boar (pigs are part of the celtic underworld,). Which brings the Twrch Trwyth to mind, and shows how closely Wales and Cornwall were linked..
From Breverton "Welsh Saints"|
| Iustus could be St Just, who may have been related to the Welsh saints Kywere (Kew) and her brother Congar (Dochau).|
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