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Helʹena (St.)

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Mother of Constantine the Great. She is represented in royal robes, wearing an imperial crown, because she was empress. Sometimes she carries in her hand a model of the Holy Sepulchre, an edifice raised by her in the East; sometimes she bears a large cross, typical of her alleged discovery of that upon which the Saviour was crucified; sometimes she also bears the three nails by which He was affixed to the cross.

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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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Heimdaller
Heims-kringla (The)
Heir - apparent
Heir-presumptive
Hel or Hela (in Scandinavian mythology)
Hel Keplein
Heldenbuch (Book of Heroes)
Helen
Helen of One’s Troy (The)
Helena
Helena (St.)
Helenos
Helicon
Heligh-monat (Holy-month)
Heliopolis
He lios
Heliostat
Heliotrope
Hell
Hell or Arka
Hell