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Médard (St.)


Master of the rain. St. Médard was the founder of the roseprize of Salency in reward of merit. The legend says, he was one day passing over a large plain, when a sudden shower fell, which wetted everyone to the skin except himself. He remained dry as a toast, for an eagle had kindly spread his wings for an umbrella over him, and ever after he was termed maître de la pluie.

“Sʹil pleut le jour de S. Médard [8th June]

Il pleut quarante jours plus tard.”

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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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