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Christopher (St.)


The giant carried a child over a brook, and said, “Chylde, thou hast put me in grete peryll. I might bere no greater burden.” To which the child answered, “Marvel thou nothing, for thou hast borne all the world upon thee, and its sins likewise.” This is an allegory: Christopher means Christ-bearer; the child was Christ, and the river was the river of death.


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Christian Traditions
Christiana [ch = k]
Christmas (Kristmas)
Christmas Box
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day
Christmas Decorations
Christmas Trees and Maypoles
Christolytes [Kris-to-lites]
Christopher (St.)
Chronicle Small Beer (To)
Chronicon ex Chronicis
Chronon-hoton-thologos [ch = k]
Chrysalis [ch = k]
Chrysaor [ch = k]
Chubb (Thomas)
Chuck Full

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