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"A relic - an object, custom, or belief that has survived from an earlier time but is now outmoded."  That could be me after all!  I think all the kids in the neighborhood are sure that is me.  Words change over time.


In medieval times a relic was a part of a deceased holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.  One of my favorite holders for a relic, called a reliquary, is the Shrine of St. Patrick's Bell, from Armagh, Ireland.  We even used a portion for one of our irish penannular brooches.


So a relic can be an object! 


In the times from the time of the Crusades, Norman and the 13th -14th Century.  A reliquary in the form of a cross that had wax imbedded in the cavity of the cross was made. 


The reliquary cross can hold your own personal relic that is memorable to you.  Some people have suggested dirt from the first tourney site.  My own has a rock from the first Outlandish Tourney site!


So think, what would your own personal relic be?  Would it be small enough to fit into this reliquary cross?

Written by Ray Moseley — November 06, 2015


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