19 May – Saint Dunstan & The Lucky Horseshoe
Dunstan was born near Glastonbury in about 910. He lived as a monk for a number of years and devoted much of his time to music, working with metal and creating illuminated manuscripts. In later life he became Archbishop of Canterbury. He died in 988.
According to legend, Dunstan was once visited by the devil when he was working as a blacksmith, who apparently needed some new horseshoes. On realizing who it was, he pinched the devil’s nose with red-hot tongs and made him promise that he would never enter a house if it had a horseshoe nailed above the door.
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