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Santiago Matamoros

Saint James, the one who symbolically brought St John the Baptist’s cockle (and Christian Baptism) to Spain and was interred there during the time of Queen Lupa’s reign – is known as the son of thunder (his voice was loud and clear carried far around when he preached) also known as the son of lightning – – and Matamoros. He was considered to be a miraculous apparition which devoured Moors in Europe and Aztecs in South America!!! He appeared astride his horse during the Battle of Clavijo in 846 AD in Spain against the Moors and in 1506 AD against the Aztecs in Mexico City.


Above: The Cross of St James’ Order of Santiago. The colour red represented the blood of the Moors.


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