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The Festival of the snake charmers

Apr 11th, 2016 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The Festival of the snake charmers

Not to be confused with the founder of the Dominican order by the same name, St. Dominic from Foligno was a saint of Umbrian origin, born in 951 at Capodacqua near Foligno.
His cult is still being celebrated today at Cocullo, in Abruzzo, during the “Festival of the snake charmers”, a folkloric and religious event of [...]



Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

May 8th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

Who was Bevignate, the mysterious hermit venerated like a saint by the population of Perugia, notwithstanding the Church had never approved his canonization?
An aura of mystery surrounds the figure of this medieval monk, whom The Templars dedicated a new church in Perugia. Inside the medieval building there are interesting frescoes, dating back to the seventies [...]



The refused canonization of a Templar saint

May 8th, 2013 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The refused canonization of a Templar saint

It was on the 13th of October 1307 when the King of France, Filippo il Bello, ordered the arrest of the Templar Knights. The monks who belonged to the order were imprisoned and tortured, including the Great Master Jacques de Molay. Their property was confiscated, and all archives and documents were destroyed, making the task [...]



Iconography of a goddess

Jun 18th, 2011 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Iconography of a goddess

Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, is also commonly associated with another ancient Egyptian deity named Hathor. This name, which literally means “house of Horus”, represents a symbolic lap for her son, who is also the son of Osiris.
Following suit of her many forms, Hathor was the goddess of love as well as [...]



The saint of Templars and Flagellants

Oct 13th, 2008 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The saint of Templars and Flagellants

Even if we do not have evidence of his existence, we must rely on tradition to tell us Bevignate was a hermit who lived in Perugia, although we don’t know exactly when. André Vauchez called him “the mysterious saint of Perugia” and Ugolino Nicolini said, “total darkness surrounds his story.” Nicolò Del Re wrote: “Nothing [...]