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Throughout the Videssos Series, various saints from the religion of Phos are referenced in passing. The saints are not referred to as such, but are all called "the holy [name here]". Holy is a literal translation of the Latin title Sanctus, rendered in English as Saint, so that designation is given to this article for convenience. Very rarely is enough information given about a particular saint to make an in-universe biography possible.

Harry Turtledove has named the following Videssian saints.

Abdaas[]

Abdaas was the patron saint of Opsikion. His is referenced many times in Krispos Rising.

Gourias[]

Gourias was a soldier who was martyred defending an altar of Phos from Khamorth raiders.[1]

Kveldulf[]

See Kveldulf.

Moikheios[]

Moikeios was the patron saint of an enormous annual trade-fair in Amorion.[2]

Nestorios[]

The holy Nestorios lived on the island of Kalavria before it was conquered by Halogai pirates and became Namdalen. He is revered by the Namdaleni. A shrine is dedicated to him in Videssos the city, not far from the harbor of Kontoskalion.[3]

Pakhomios[]

Pakhomios was the author of Pakhomios' Rule, which was a important text.

Pelagios[]

Skirios[]

A monastery devoted to Skirios in Videssos the city is often a setting or otherwise serves as an important plot point in several novels.

Thelalaios[]

Tralitzes[]

The monastery at Develtos was dedicated to Tralitzes.

References[]

  1. Videssos Cycle: Volume Two, p. 29.
  2. Videssos Cycle: Volume Two, p. 489; Swords of the Legion, chapter III.
  3. Videssos Cycle: Volume Two, p. 132.
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