The Snake

It has long been recounted that, during his mission in Ireland, St. Patrick once stood on a hilltop (which is now called Croagh Patrick), and with only a wooden staff by is side banished all the snakes from Ireland.

In fact, the island nation was never home to any snakes.  The "banishing of the snakes" was really a metaphor for the eradication of pagan ideology from Ireland and the triumph of Christianity.  Within 200 years of Patrick's arrival, Ireland was completely Christianized.


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