Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Gudule (2 syl.) or St. Gudu’la,

 Gudrun.Gue’bres or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gudule (2 syl.) or St. Gudu’la,
patron saint of Brussels, was daughter of Count Witger, died 172. She is represented with a lantern, from a tradition that she was one day going to the church of St. Morgelle with a lantern, which went out, but the holy virgin lighted it again with her prayers.   1
   St. Gudule in Christian art is represented carrying a lantern which a demontries to put out. The legend is a repetition of that of St. Geneviève, as Brussels is Paris in miniature.   2

 Gudrun.Gue’bres or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers]. 


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